The Best Website Builders
If you need a simple and quick website but you don’t know HTML, CSS, and PHP, a good solution could be website builders.
What are website builders?
Website builders are all-in-one tools that let users build a site quickly, without needing to know any coding or site design skills.
Although it sounds basic, a good website builder can deliver a professional looking site that uses mobile-friendly best practices, integrates with social media and e-commerce tools, and seamlessly updates to stay current and secure.
Here’s a list of 10 most popular website builders:
Wix is a blank canvas website builder, which means you can drag any element anywhere on your website— like how you would edit a Powerpoint presentation. Blank canvas editors can be complex and disorganized, but not Wix, it’s the best I’ve tried.
- $0 Free: Create a free website with Wix ads. Not included: your own domain name.
- $5 Connect Domain: Connect your own domain with your Wix site. Your site will still show Wix ads.
- $11 Combo: Ideal for smaller professional websites. No ads and plenty of storage.
- $14 Unlimited: The right plan if you need a lot of web space (up to 10 GB included).
- $17 eCommerce: Best plan to create an online store – includes unlimited products.
- $25 VIP: For larger online stores that require VIP customer support.
SITE123 is an easy-to-use website builder that makes it possible to create promo sites, landing pages, blogs and small online shops. All websites created on the basis of this platform are responsive and can be browsed on any mobile devices.
Very affordable pricing. The cheapest option other than their very limited “Free Package” is only $9.98 a month when billed annually.
Sitebuilder lives on the spectrum that more all-inclusive and convenient to get started and grow your website. It’s in contrast to solutions where you buy, install, and manage all the “pieces” of your website separately on your own server.
SiteBuilder offers three basic packages with three different rates based on the length of your billing period. Here’s how it all breaks down.
- Pro Plan: $9.22/mo: In exchange for a (relatively) small chunk of change, SiteBuilder Pro includes free hosting, access to their drag-and-drop website builder, more than 1,200 customizable templates, a free domain name, website statistics, an ad-free site, and ad credits.
- Premium Plan: $12.29/mo: The only noticeable difference between SiteBuilder ‘Pro’ and ‘Premium’ is priority access to their customer service team. While this might not seem important to some of you, this seemingly small feature can save you thousands of dollars in certain situations.
- eCommerce Plan: $19.98/mo
You can say what you want, but Squarespace’s homepage is certainly nice to look at. Among all website builders we’ve tested, hardly any other company understands how to stage its product with such perfection. Everything looks cool, fresh and impeccable. Let’s find out if the website builder follows suit.
- $12 Personal: A good solution if you don’t need an online store.
- $18 Business: Includes an online store with a transaction fee of 3%
- $26 Online Store (Basic): Sell online without transaction fees.
- $40 Online Store (Advanced): Use advanced e-commerce features
BoldGrid is a website builder for WordPress that essentially makes the web design process simpler, while still taking advantage of the power and functionality that WordPress offers. They use a combination of themes, plugins, widgets, pages, page layouts, menus, photos, icons, and written dummy content to create a do-it-yourself experience for its users. It is ideal for those new to web design because of how easy it is to edit, but it is also suitable for professional web developers because it allows you to edit the template code and it simply speeds up a process of creating a website from scratch.
Unlike the other site builders mentioned in this guide, BoldGrid is completely free to use. However, since it’s powered by WordPress it requires hosting in order to use their plugin.
Although BoldGrid has partnered with several third-party hosting companies to help their users find the best deals possible, I personally recommend that you use something like HostGator Cloud or InMotion Hosting.
Ucraft is a website builder meant to create business websites and landing pages both for newbies and advanced users. Ucraft registration is the simplest of all I have ever seen before – you just can use your social media account to sign up for the platform. Another option is to attach an account to your email address.
Once signed up, everything goes according to the common scenario: you will be offered to choose a template and then taken to the dashboard, which is very simple and easy-to-use as well. You will get a hang of it in less than 10 minutes.
uCraft Website: $6.41/mo, Although uCraft’s basic website package is fairly minimalistic in terms of special features and bonuses, it provides customers with everything that they need to get the job done at a very budget-friendly price.
uCraft eCommerce: $12.91/mo, uCraft’s bottom tier eCommerce plan is surprisingly affordable considering their generous 50 product limit and 0% transaction fee.
Weebly has held a long-standing reputation as one of the most popular website builders on the market. After taking their platform for a spin,I was surprised to find that they simply aren’t up to par with the rest of their competition.
Weebly is actually incredibly simple to use. Within a few minutes, even the most technologically challenged users will find themselves maneuvering through the site builder with ease.
- Starter: $8/mo
Although the quality of Weebly’s site builder is a far cry from that of Wix or SiteBuilder, in their defense, they offer customers an exceptional amount of value in exchange for your money.
- Weebly Pro: $12/mo
For those of you in need of a more robust site builder, Weebly Pro offers all of the features included in Weebly Starter with the addition of video backgrounds, HD video and audio, password protection, site search, and the ability to build a membership site with up to 100 individuals.
- Weebly Business: $25.00/mo
Weebly’s Premium business plan includes everything from the starter and pro packages plus an unlimited number of website members, products, and a 0% transaction fee.
Jimdo, like many of the other builders on this list, is a very simple and intuitive site builder. With a few clicks of a button and a few taps on your keyboard, you can quickly have a website up and run.
Jimdo Pro: $7.50/mo
A Jimdo Pro subscription will give you access to all of the company’s basic features plus an HTTPS encryption, a free domain for one year, 5 GB of storage, 10 GB of bandwidth, access to Jimdo’s customer support team, an ad-free site, and more.
Jimdo Business: $20/mo
Jimdo’s Business package includes everything from the Pro package plus a fully equipped online site, unlimited bandwidth and storage, priority access to customer service, and advanced SEO features.
With Voog you can make beautiful websites from scratch on your own. At the same time web pros build completely unique large-scale websites on it for their customers. Unlike traditional website builders, Voog is simple to use, already set up, hosted and monitored 24/7.
- 8.00 Euro per month – Standard
- 14.00 Euro per month – Plus
- 49.00 Euro per month – Premium
Strikingly is a feature-rich website builder tool that is aimed at creating modern and beautiful websites. If you need a tool for designing single page responsive websites that look amazing on mobile devices, then Strikingly.com might just be the perfect solution for you.
Strikingly is perfect for creating personal, small business or small e-commerce websites – using easy to custom templates and elegant design features, powered by a powerful and intuitive drag and drop website builder tool.
Basic – Free
- Strikingly domain
- Unlimited free websites
- 5 GB monthly bandwidth
Limited – $20/month
- Custom domain
- Up to 2 pro websites
- 50 GB monthly bandwidth
Pro – $20/month
- Custom domain
- Up to 3 pro websites
- Unlimited bandwidth