2017 Reviews

Best Website Builders - 2017 Reviews

BigCommerce

Comprehensive, e-commerce website builder, no transaction fees, built-in blog

  • $30, $80 or $200/mo.
  • 15-day free trial
Made for:

Businesses looking to expand to e-commerce and mobile commerce, unlimited merchandise options

Not for:

Selling high volumes of low price merchandise, users who don't want to code at all

Wix Pure drag and drop builder; various template design options; custom mobile site

  • $5 - $25/mo.
  • 14-day money back guarantee
Made for:

Quick, easy setup; creating separate, customizable mobile and desktop sites

Not for:

Advanced e-commerce functionality, changing templates/designs after original setup, editing the website's source code

Shopify Robust, e-commerce focused; check out in over 50 languages

  • $29, $79 or $229/mo.
  • 14-day free trial
Made for:
Managing online stores from a mobile app, social selling and mobile e-commerce
Not for:
Customizing websites without coding, low transaction fees or low monthly sales volume

Squarespace Extensive, customizable designs; complex, easy to use editor; built-in analytics

  • $12 - $40/mo.
  • 14-day free trial
Made for:

Portfolios, designers and artists, restaurants and events websites; SEO-focused users

Not for:

Bloggers; integrating with multiple pricing processors including PayPal, or extensive marketing

Weebly Intuitive UI; customizable pre-designed page layouts; auto-save edits

  • $0 - $49/mo.
  • Free version
Made for:

Small businesses, artists, personal websites and simple online stores; scheduling blog posts; site editing with an iPad app

Not for:

Extensive template customization or photo editing; e-commerce focused or multilingual sites

Jimdo iOS and Android apps provide full site editing capabilities; online SEO tutorial

  • $0 - $240 /year
  • Free version
Made for:

Small businesses looking to build an online presence or setting up websites in various languages with extensive code customization

Not for:
Personal websites or user accounts; website or content backup

eHost Simple solution for setting up and maintaining online presence

  • $2.75/mo.
  • 45-day money back guarantee
Made for:

Simple setup with free domain, hosting, and e-mail integrations

Not for:

Business-class solutions, extensive support or those seeking secure unshared servers

GoDaddy Website Builder Simple editor, audio player creates playlists; collects email addresses

  • $6 - $30/mo
  • 1st month free
Made for:

Extensive support and creating multiple backup copies of your website

Not for:

Restaurants, blogging; responsive, e-commerce, or multilingual websites

Wordpress.com Moderate learning curve; Shopify integration

  • $0 - $25/mo.
  • Free version
Made for:

Bloggers, Wordpress.org CMS, Woocommerce or Jetpack users

Not for:

Extensive customization, newsletters, e-commerce or restaurant sites

WebStarts Built by a small team but packing a lot of custom widgets

  • $0 - $20/mo.
  • Free version
Made for:

People looking for individualized support

Not for:

The most modern of designs; ecommerce

Vistaprint From the promotion giant comes digital branding services

  • $5 - $25/mo.
  • Free 30-day trial
Made for:

High-touch support; putting simple business presence online

Not for:

Ecommerce; customized page layouts; highly variable content types

Sitelio Also marketed as SiteBuilder, WebsiteBuilder or Sitey; Ecwid integration

  • $6 - $12/mo.
  • 14-day free trial
Made for:

Bloggers, and users seeking to create image galleries

Not for:

Extensive support during setup, mobile editing, social media integration, or SEO-focused websites

Voog Multilingual content focus; responsive

  • $8, $14 or $40/mo.
  • 30-day free trial
Made for:

Multlingual websites or multilingual staff

Not for:

Modern designs, heavy engagement or tool integration

Web.com Simple, shared hosting plans; mobile site separate

  • $25 - $46/mo.
  • Teaser intro rate
Made for:

Quick setup and uptime without any coding

Not for:

Setting up mobile websites, or dedicated hosting

Google Sites Simple online content sharing for teams or personal productivity

  • Free
Made for:

Internal company sites, small showcase pages to share with friends

Not for:

Marketing or ecommerce; a standalone web presence

Blogger Google's free tool built specifically for blogging

  • Free
Made for:

Blogging and G Suite users, digital journaling and archiving

Not for:

Business sites, heavy customization

Soholaunch Linux or Windows server needed; Authorize.net integration

  • $18/mo.
  • No free trial
Made for:

Home-based business owners, easy content formatting

Not for:

Mobile-ready sites or extensive support

Dex Copywriters create your site content

  • $199 - $399/mo.
  • $149 start fee
Made for:

Users looking for a company to set up their website for them

Not for:

Quick, easy editing

1 & 1 A website builder and design service subsidiary of the hosting giant

  • $10 - $30/mo.
  • Money back guarantee
Made for:

Support seekers; people looking to have others' design their site

Not for:

Mobile-first designs; budget users; students

Simbla Quick drag and drop set up; Google Maps integration

  • $6 - $48/mo.
  • Free version
Made for:

Setting up websites without any coding knowledge, and automatically optimizing sites across all devices

Not for:
Mobile editing, e-commerce-based businesses, or blogging