Wix is a well-known drag and drops website builder which lets you create Wix branded website for free and your own branded site for a very low price. It is the second most popular and all-rounder website builder covering almost 2.3% of all websites. The process to launch your Wix site is very simple you just need to sign up for a free account and then Wix will ask you few questions to simplify your process. According to the answers you have given the AI Wix will pick a template for you from around 500 plus templates and you can pick the temperate by yourself also. The next step is to customize your website irrespective of the choice you have made i.e., Wix AI template on your template. You will find different options to customize your website though it is a difficult process for the person who is customizing the website for the first time as there are so many options available that might confuse the beginner.
Wix offers a few free plans and for your branding and no Wix ad you have to choose the paid plan which starts at $8.5 per month.
It is the most prevalent website builder and the most popular hosted content management system with the power of around 2.7% of all the websites on the internet. It is a well-known website builder for creators. It includes a variety of templates as well as an onboarding process which makes it easy for anyone to build a website without having major technical skills. Initially, you must pick a base template from around 65+ available templates. After choosing the base template, you will need to create a Squarespace account which is free to start. Once you create your account, Squarespace launches you into the editor where you can customize your site.
Squarespace starts at $12 per month and offers multiple plans which cost around $18 per month.
It is founded in 2013 and is younger than other websites builders. It is a good choice if users want to build a basic website without keeping things much complicated whereas it is not a good option if you have already built few websites as it usually offers basic plans only. To start with you must sign up for a free Strikingly account and then you will get an interface where you can select your template from the available 27+ templates. After selecting the template, you will start editing. Its editor is quite simpler than Wix. One of its main features is built-in spots which suggest adding an element to a specific section. Strikingly’s editor does not offer much flexibility but if you do not have experience in creating a website you can go with Strikingly.
It offers a free plan if you can use the Strikingly subdomain otherwise you can pick from the paid plans which start at $8 per month.
Weebly is a website builder which helps you create both standard websites as well as eCommerce websites. Weebly is recently acquired by square for $365 million in 2018 April. It currently powers 0.6 % of all the websites. To start with Weebly you have to sign up for a free account and then you can choose from a variety of themes. After selecting the theme, Weebly will launch you into the Weebly editor. In the editor, you can edit the existing content or add new content by just dragging over to the options. Weebly does not offer as many options as Wix but it is a good option if you want to keep your website simple with having rights to customize.
Weebly offers a free plan as well as paid plans which starts from $5 per month.
Shopify mainly focuses on eCommerce instead of helping you create a website. Shopify powers 3.3 % of all the websites on the internet. It is the second most popular way to create an eCommerce store. Shopify is not the best solution if you are looking for a website builder instead it is a good option if you are creating an eCommerce Store. Just like other website builders, to begin with, you must sign up for a free Shopify account and you need to provide a bit of information there. Apart from the information you also need to add payment gateways and configure tax rates. You can simply choose a theme, add products for your store.
Shopify pet plan starts at $29 per month and it does not offer any free plants.
SiteBuilder is the most affordable website builder on the list which comes with a promotional price of $5.20 per month and regular prices of $10, $12, and $18. It does not offer a free account for sign up so you need to pay before you can start building your website. After signing up you can choose a pre-built template from available templates including a category filter to help you find the perfect template. After picking up your template you will be able to edit it or configure it as per your wish using Sitebuilders editor which has a drag and drops approach. It also offers eCommerce functionality depending on the plan YouTube.
SiteBuilders plans start from $10 per month but they usually offer 50% off on your first bill which means you can start your plan with $5.20 per month.
Ecommerce and blogs
$10 ($5.20 as they offer 50% off on the first bill)