Wix vs Weberclay vs Weebly vs SquareSpace

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Online website builders have made it easy for anyone to start a website. So you have started a business and now you need a website. With so many companies offering instant automatic web design, which is the best ? Today we will review 4 of the best online website builders. Wix, Weberclay, Weebly and SquareSpace.

1) Wix.com

If you are looking for a 100% free website with totally no cost at all, then choose wix (website). Its free for life using a their wix subdomain. Hosting is also free.

If you want a real .COM domain name, you would need to take the combo yearly plan which is USD 102 per year, and the .COM domain name is free for 1 year. There are no free email plans. Each email address on G suite would cost an additional USD 5 per month. This makes Wix expensive.

Wix builds the website automatically. There are hundreds of templates to choose from. Just tell wix about your industry, select your niche and preference and the website is done almost instantaneously. However, it would take about 3 to 5 hours on learning how to edit the website as their user interface is slightly complex. This is because they have many features that are suitable for users who really needs a professional web design.

In Summary:
Pros
– Hundreds of templates

Cons
– Very expensive pricing
– Complex user interface
– No free email account
– Domain name only comes with yearly plan

2) Weberclay.com

Weberclay offers a 14 days trial using the weberclay subdomain. Hosting is free.

Weberclay cost only USD 5 per month with no contract and no setup fees. Every plan comes with 1 real .COM domain name and 1 professional customized email account. There are no hidden cost and no extra charges. Weberclay accepts monthly payments from your credit card.

Weberclay builds everything automatically. Just key in your title, upload some photos and paste your write ups. The template is standardized with not much option to edit on the looks and feels. It is by far the easiest method of creating your own website online. We completed building a website in around 10 minutes. Suitable for new businesses that wants to start a simple website.

In Summary:
Pros
– Cheapest, Only USD 5 per month
– Paid monthly by credit card
– Free 1 email account, Free 1 real .COM domain name
– Easiest to use
– No contract

Cons
– Unable to edit the design

3) Weebly.com

Weebly has a free for life plan on their weebly subdomain name. Hosting is free.

If you want a .COM domain name, you must take their yearly plans. If you select monthly billing, it does not provide any real .COM domain name. Their yearly plan called starter is USD 96 per year. Similar to wix, email address needs to be added on G suite, which cost USD 5 per email address. There are no free email address.

Weebly has a rich set of features on their website editor. You can add maps, contact forms, buttons, embed codes, ecommerce, slideshows, gallery and so on. For those looking for a website that has many features, do consider weebly. They have a few themes to choose from, but sufficient for every business. As they have many features, expect a learning curve of several hours to complete your website.

In Summary:
Pros

– Rich features

Cons
– Domain name only comes with yearly plan
– No free email
– Expensive

4) SquareSpace

By far the most expensive of them all is SquareSpace ( https://www.squarespace.com/). They offer a 14 days trial. There are no free plans on SquareSpace. The cheapest plan is USD 16 monthly. To get a .COM domain name, you need to take their yearly plans. There are no free email address.

User interface is pretty simple to use. Completed the website building process in an hour. They have a few beautiful website templates to choose from. Looks very clean and modern. SquareSpace has other plans that supports ecommerce as well.

In Summary:

Pros

– Clean & Modern templates

Cons

– Most expensive

– Domain name only comes with yearly plan

Conclusion

After trying out these top online site builders, we concluded that Weberclay has the best to offer.

It’s only USD 5 per month with no contract. You will get your own real .COM domain name and a professional email address. If you need a quick website that is simple and straight to the point, give Weberclay.com a try.

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