...by all means go and learn the basics of HTML (it isn't quantum mechanics, and all you need is a text editor, web browser and one of the many fine online guides - e.g. http://www.w3schools.com) but if your motivation is "I need a website" rather than self-education, then the sensible routes these days are either:
1. If you want an 'off the peg' website with all the standard trimmings, use a 'content management' system (wordpress, drupal, joomla, various 'wikis' etc.) If you're not a Googlephobe, try Google sites - otherwise there are plenty of other (free or paid) hosting services for wordpress etc. No HTML required, and you solve the problem of how to host your site at the same time.