by Stephen O.
Thinking about starting a website? For your online business or just your day-to-day blog?
Here are a few recommendations I have researched and made into the list based on the price and functionality, so you do not have to. You're welcome!
Price = unlimited free trial (with ads) / $13 a month
This website maker is straightforward to use and an excellent start for anyone who is a beginner and is still looking for a creative web builder. They have many templates for you to choose from.
Wix offers a free plan with limited bandwidth and storage. However, you can use this plan to test drive their drag and drop website builder. It does not include a domain name, so if you decide to keep your website, then you may want to upgrade to a premium plan.
I highly recommended this web builder because how user friendly it is that even beginners can learn along the way and yet is great enough to impress your audience.
Verdict: Best overall
Price = Free Trial 14 days/ $29 a month
This web builder specializes in e-commerce, the platform offers an easy and user-friendly way to get an e-commerce website store up and to run online. It supports business owners throughout the process with their e-commerce tools. Like most other commerce-focused builders, Shopify's platform is geared toward your product and sales details. For those without a lot of experience setting up a retail operation, Shopify is an all-in-one fully hosted solution, this means you don't have to worry about managing software, installing updates, or keeping backups. Shopify does all that for you.
Verdict: most suitable for starter online stores
Price= Free Trial 15 days / $29 a month
Like Shopify, this web builder specializes in e-commerce as well but on a bigger scale. I would only recommend this if you have plenty of experience in web building and is looking to upgrade your business to medium or large-scale e-commerce.
Bigcommerce has many features that you can imagine of for Even the lowest BigCommerce plan at $29 gives its clients unlimited users, unlimited bandwidth and storage, unlimited products, and no added transaction fees. You can even link your e-commerce site to eBay, Google Shopping, and Amazon.
Verdict: most suitable for huge online stores
Price = Free Trial 'unlimited' with ads / $5 a month
Probably you have heard of this one. Arguably the most popular web builder out there and many refer to the free, open-source software available through WordPress.org. It takes some time to learn and still requires that you find a website host and domain name. If you're interested in going the advanced route of WordPress.org, we recommend you check out a tutorial or guide such as those you can find on WPBeginner or WebsiteToolTester to learn how it works.
Verdict: best for writers and blogs
Price= 'unlimited' with ads / $12 a month
Weebly offers some excellent options depending on your needs. If you want a simple and easy-to-use do-it-yourself website editor, a large site unlimited storage, site portability, and affordable yet powerful online store capabilities, Weebly is definitely a good platform to start with.
Verdict: Easiest to use