|Features||4.8 / 5.0|
|Ease of Use||4.8 / 5.0|
|Pricing||4.3 / 5.0|
|Reliability & Support||3.8 / 5.0|
It's hard to beat hosting for four bucks a month — especially with access to an industry-leading website builder like Wix. The downside to the lowest-cost option, however, is that Wix runs ads on sites built under the Connect Domain plan. If you opt for the Combo or Unlimited plans, you'll not only remove Wix ads, but you'll get a free domain name as well. The Unlimited plan comes with, as you'd expect, unlimited bandwidth, but at that point you're paying three times the amount of some of the cheaper (and top-rated) web hosts and web builders out there. All in all, Wix wins when it comes to taking advantage of a free website builder tool for very basic websites — two or three pages max. If you're serious about your web building needs, it's worth looking into one of the more economical and efficient website builder services.
Unfortunately, support tops the list of Wix reviews complaints made by users. Keep in mind, millions of folks are using these services, many of whom are using the free account or $4-plan. You can't expect the same level of customer service for a free offering as you would for a premium provider. You're also not going to get the uptime guarantees that the best web hosts will offer. So, service and reliability aren't Wix's fortes, but you certainly can get your money's worth of uber-easy design-related features. That's always a huge perk for website builders.
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Wix is the winner
4 out of 16 times.
Wix is easily one of the most popular website builders on the market today, and our review reveals the platform lives up to the hype of its reputation. Getting started is as easy as inputting an email address, the cost to sign up is nothing, you can get a 1-year domain registration voucher included, and you can be designing in minutes. Within the Wix Editor, you can quickly and easily customize one of thousands of industry-specific themes via drag-and-drop, and you can even edit your mobile site display. Add more functionality with any of the hundreds of apps and tools found in the Wix App Market, e.g., Site Booster or Form Builder. Finally, get your new blog or online business noticed with the help of Wix's SEO Wizard and up to $300 in search engine ad credits. Wix has certainly mastered the wonder that is carefree, code-free website building.
Overall Rating4.6 / 5.0