The Website Builders comparison chart includes videos of each builder in action, example sites, and features & pricing laid out side by side. 1 vs 1 comparisons are easy with the drag & drop compare table (located at the bottom on this page).
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|Builder Logo||Builder Name||More Info||Pricing||Monthly Plan||Free Plan||Builder Style||Example Sites||Support: Phone||Support: Live Chat||Support: Email/Ticket||Ad-Free||Free Subdomain||Your Own Domain||Disk Space (GB)||Bandwidth||Number of Websites||Number of Pages||Email Account||Custom HTML/CSS||Export Website||eCommerce||Money Back Guarantee||Misc|
|Wix||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$5||Yes||Yes||Drag & Drop / See Video Below||Yes||w/ Combo Plan & Above||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||500MB - 200GB||500 MB - Unlimited||1||Unlimited||Yes||No||No||Yes||14 Days|
|Weebly||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$8||Yes +$||Yes||Drag & Drop||24/7 w/ Pro & Above||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||500MB - Unlimited||Unlimited||1||Unlimited||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30 Days|
|Strikingly||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$8||Yes +$||Yes||See Video Below||No||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||Unlimited||5 GB - Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||w/ Paid Plan||w/ Pro Plan||No||Yes (limited products)||No, contact support for refunds.|
|GoDaddy Website Builder||Visit SiteCoupons||$5.99||No, billed yearly||No, 30 Day Trial||Drag & Drop / See Video Below||Yes, 24/7||Yes||Yes||Yes, +$ yearly||1 GB - 50 GB||150 GB - 1000 GB||1||Unlimited||Yes||Yes||No||No, separate product||45 Days for annual products |
48 hours for monthly products
|Jimdo||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$7.50||No, billed yearly||Yes||See Video Below||No||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||500MB - Unlimited||2 GB - Unlimited||1||3000||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||No||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||30 Days|
|XPRS||Visit Site||$7.95||No, 6 months - 1 year||Yes||See Video Below||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||50 MB - Unlimited||Unlimited||1||Unlimited||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||No||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||14 Days|
|Webnode||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$3.95||No, billed yearly||Yes||WYSIWYG, See Video Below||No||w/ Standard Plan||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||100 MB - 5 GB||1 GB - Unlimited||1||Unlimited||w/ Mini Plan||Yes||No||Yes, see E-shop plans||15 Days|
|WebsiteBuilder||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$5.99||No, billed yearly||Yes, for 5 Pages||See Video Below||Billing Only||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||50 MB - 10 GB||Unlimited||1||5 - Unlimited||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||No||Yes, w/ eCommerce Plan||30 Days|
|VOOG||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||€6||No, billed yearly||No, 30 Day Trial||See Video Below||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, +$ yearly||2GB - Unlimited||Unlimited||1||30 - Unlimited||???||Yes||Yes||w/ Premium Plan||No|
|Squarespace||Visit Site||$12||Yes +$||No, 14 Day Trial||Mix of CMS, D&D, WYSIWYG||No||Yes||Yes||Yes, +$20 yearly||Unlimited||Unlimited||1||20 - Unlimited||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||14 Days on Annual Purchases, No Monthly Purchase Refunds|
|Zoho Sites||Visit Site||$5||Yes||Yes||See Video Below||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, +$10 yearly||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Included w/ domain purchase||Yes||Yes||Yes +$ (Great Price)||30 Days, 45 Days and Pro-Rated||Their pricing and refund policy is amazing.|
|Vistaprint Builder||Visit Site||$5||Yes||No, 30 Day Trial||See Video Below||Yes, 24/7||Yes||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||Unlimited||Unlimited||1||Unlimited||w/ Standard Plan||Yes||No||w/ Premium Plan||Unclear, contact support for refunds.|
|Yola||Visit Site||$6.95||No, billed yearly||Yes, for 3 Pages||See Video Below||No||w/ Silver Plan||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||1GB - Unlimited||1 GB - Unlimited||25||Unlimited||Yes, +$10 yearly||w/ Silver Plan||No||Yes, $10/m+ any package||30 Days|
|Moonfruit||Visit Site||$4.50||Yes +$||No, 14 Day Trial||See Video Below||No||Yes||Yes||Yes, w/ Paid Plan||500 MB - 10 GB||10 GB - Unlimited||1 - 20||5 - Unlimited||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||No||Yes||14 Days|
|WordPress.com||Visit Site||$2.99||No, billed yearly||Yes||CMS||No||w/ Paid Plan||Yes||w/ Paid Plan||3GB - Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||No||w/ Premium Plan +||Yes||No||30 Days||Support is only provided with Paid Plans|
|Joomla.com||Visit Site||Free||No||Yes||CMS||No||Yes||Yes||No||200 MB||Unlimited||1||Unlimited||No||Yes||Yes||No||N/A||More difficult than Wordpress|
|WordPress.org||Visit Site||Free (but needs hosting)||Depends on Web Hosting||Free||CMS, Free & Paid Plugins for D&D, Snap||Depends on Hosting||Yes||No||Yes||Depends on Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Only limited by storage of Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Yes||Yes||Yes||N/A Depends on Hosting||Most powerful and versatile|
|Joomla.org||Visit Site||Free (but needs hosting)||Depends on Web Hosting||Free||CMS, Paid Only Extensions for D&D, Snap||Depends on Hosting||Yes||No||Yes||Depends on Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Only limited by storage of Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Yes||Yes||Free & Paid Extensions||N/A Depends on Hosting||More difficult than Wordpress|
|Drupal||Visit Site||Free (but needs hosting)||Depends on Web Hosting||Free||CMS||Depends on Hosting||Yes||No||Yes||Depends on Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Only limited by storage of Hosting||Depends on Hosting||Yes||Yes||Yes||N/A Depends on Hosting||Most difficult to use|
Other Comparison Charts
D&D = Drag & Drop
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
CMS = Content Management System. It’s basically a website dashboard with menus and pages to manage your website. It’s like navigating through Facebook if you have ever setup your own Facebook group or page.
Snap = Images, Text and other content will snap in place on the page you are editing. Doesn’t have as much freedom as a traditional D&D builder.
Plugins & Extensions = Basically they are like apps that you can addon to your website to accomplish a specific task. WordPress as an example has free & paid plugins that you can addon to your site to have a drag & drop editor.
What is a website builder? There are 2 types: Platforms and software.
There are many platforms out there, but these are the most popular. They are actively supported by their staff and continually being developed.
Platforms are an all-in-one solution where the proprietary software (that companies website builder) is already installed on the server and you can just focus on using it’s tools to build a simple website. Every platform has different features and limitations that you should review in the comparison chart. This solution is primarily for beginner’s and easing them into the process of building out common websites with their easy to use tools.
There is a great number of software solutions that you can use to build a website. These are the most popular and still being developed by their staff or community.
Software is another type. It’s most commonly referred to as a CMS – Content Management System. This is basically the same thing but you have to install it on your own web hosting (then it becomes your platform). Most web hosts will already have software (like WordPress.org, Joomla.org, and Drupal) installed and you can quickly add it to your account (for free) with a single click. This type of solution has more of a learning curve but infinitely more possibilities for customization. It’s nothing you can’t get familiar with by spending an afternoon searching on YouTube or by taking this free course.
To start this free step-by-step course from the beginning click here.
If you want to jump straight into building your WordPress site start with this video (here is the link to the interactive list you will see in the video, it helps keep you on track. Scroll down to Section 2 (on the list) and open this lecture: Registering Your Domain & Web Hosting)
Other website builders (and/or information) that didn’t make it in the chart:
Webflow is a website builder for a designer. It’s really awesome but not most people including myself. (although I can appreciate it)
Webydo: It is more for agencies that sell design services. Not priced for you to just use on your own website.
Google Sites: This is the Google web page builder. It is free and it did get a nice update but unless you are very fluent with Google’s apps that you can plug into it it’s really basic. I think it is really horrible to try to use even if it is for a personal site.
uCoz uKit & uShop: Very old templates. Most of their website examples are not in English. Many of those examples do not look maintained either (broken images, removed YouTube videos, etc). Pricing table is geared to make you feel like you need much more expensive plans and you would to get rid of their aggressive advertisements.
Doodlekit: Very dated looking templates.
XPRS is by IMCreator but it is a different builder. XPRS is a drag & drop builder and IMCreator is a lego-like builder.
Web.com: I’ll use one word: no. Insane rise in price after first month. F*ck these guys, they are crooks.
Webs.com was purchased by Vistaprint
Yahoo! Site Builder: Please do not use this… it is ancient.
Same goes for Homestead.
Virb: Someone’s using it but seems like a ghost town.
1&1 website builder: What would you really expect for $1… it’s not good.
SiteBuilder.com is the same builder as WebsiteBuilder.com
SnapPages: Priced moderately higher than the competitors (in chart above) that offer more for less.
Webstarts and Duda