2018 Reviews

Best DIY Website Builders - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Apr 4, 2018

Best DIY Website Creators

  • 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

  • BigCommerce

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

    • $29.95 - $249.95/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

  • Shopify

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

    • $29 - $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

    • $16 - $46/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 - $38/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 - $20/mo.
    • 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

  • QuickSilk

    Secure, Standards-Based, SaaS Content Management Platform For Enterprises

    • $300-$1,000/mo.
    • 14-day free trial
    Made for:

    SMBs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, and other SEO-focused users looking to build an online presence, simply and safely, without requiring code

    Not for:

    Editing source code

  • Wordpress.com

    Moderate learning curve; Shopify integration

    • $0 - $24.92/mo.
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Bloggers, Wordpress.org CMS, Woocommerce or Jetpack users

    Not for:

    Extensive customization, newsletters, e-commerce or restaurant sites

  • 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, or multilingual websites

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Impress.ly

    App-like HTML5 websites designed mobile-first

    • $108 or $168/year
    • Build before you buy
    Made for:

    Mobile-first audience, e-commerce inventory and shipping automation

    Not for:

    Advanced analytics; code injection; complex sites

  • Strikingly

    Easily customizable site builder with limited eCommerce functionality

    • $7 - $20/mo.
    • 14-day free trial
    Made for:

    DIY creatives and entrepreneurs that prefer longer term pricing plans.

    Not for:

    Users that want a more complicated site with vast capabilities for eCommerce.

  • Quintype

    Data driven publishing platform for digital news and webzines. Get a free demo.

    • $100 - $1000
    Made for:

    Digital media organizations and content creators looking for an easy-to-use interface with robust features.

    Not for:

    Large companies outside of the publishing and digital media industry.

  • SITE123

    SITE123 takes the world of website builder software one big step forward.

    • $9 - 27$/mo
    • 14-day money back guarantee