fyi. for anyone out there looking for a cheap way to get a decent looking site you can check out www.weebly.com
buy a domain at godaddy.com or something similar (i paid about $15 for 2 years). weebly will let you build and host the site for free and you can forward it to you the godaddy.com domain.
a nice way to get a site up for $15 bucks. its not perfect especially if you have experience with site building but it is really easy to use and the sites dont look bad for a free hosting service.