If you are doing something on the cheap, and want something simple, most word processors worth their salt will allow you to convert whatever you put together into html. It wouldn't be terribly sophisticated, but you would get a page up in a hurry.
FileZilla is a good free FTP program so that you can connect with where ever you end up as a server:
Is there a budget? The reason that I ask is becasuse there are commercial services that will do this all for you at pretty reasonable prices for simple sites.