Wix is a leading global software platform for small businesses to operate online with millions of registered users in 190 countries.
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With over 80 million subscribers around the world, Wix has established itself as one of the premier domain providers available. The service provides the user with extensive value, allowing many who have never created a website before to feel more empowered than ever. Many new users sign up for Wix at a steady rate, with several thousand new accounts being created on a daily basis.
|Well known brand with a stable hold in the industry.||Mobile editing isn’t as extensive as most other industry offerings.|
|Wide variety of subscription offerings (with a free option as well).||Online payment processing doesn’t integrate with every vendor.|
|Extensive support center with a wide variety educational posts.|
|State of the art web design and editing software.|
Wix pricing is very straightforward and simple to understand. The amount of pricing options Wix provides makes sure you have the proper amount of service, bandwidth and storage necessary for you site.
|Full access to Wix’s editing software and design templates|
|500 MB of storage|
|Wix branded ads|
|1 GB of bandwidth|
|Free Wix domain|
There are multiple paid versions to host your website. Each version gives you the ability to pay on a monthly basis or to pay on a yearly basis. The more years you pay for, the less you pay for each month.
|Connect an Existing Domain|
As listed above, Wix has a bunch of features that lend to the website building/maintenance experience. With higher levels of subscription comes more inherent features. The highest level of subscription comes with features suitable for businesses. The entirety of Wix’s software offerings is available on their website, only limited by your web browser. At the time of this review Microsoft Edge is not supported by Wix.
Wix has multiple templates available to help you create your website. It warrants mentioning that the template you choose at first cannot be switched, only modified. If you look to change your website, you’ll need to create another site to replace your initial page.
There are multiple tutorial videos available for viewing and teaching you how to manipulate your website. You can preview your site before you post it. You’d have full access to Wix’s integration with Bigstock Photos should you have need of free to use photos. Typical integration of social media use and blog elements are also there.
Wix also has a large library of apps to add to your page should you need to sell items, post a revolving photo album, or incorporate social media content onto your site. There are hundreds of apps that can be used on your site, many of them free and some included with a premium subscription.
Wix creates a seamless experience for those who create their websites with their service. With the amount of editing options available, even a beginner could create a sound, professional looking website. The editing interface is helpful and self explanatory, allowing you to know more about each offering you can add to your site.
The Wix App Market gives you the ability to add different unique aspects to your website as you deem necessary. Websites that are to be integrated with social media have the ability to have social media interaction buttons added to posts. Online retailers can implement an app that lists their merchandise and gives them a safe and secure way to accept payments.
The only drawback in using Wix is their lack of editing power on mobile platforms. Many individuals who run websites have the need to edit them on the fly. While there is some light optimization for your site when viewing it on a mobile device there is no back end support, effectively nullifying your ability to edit your site away from your desktop computer.
Wix offers customer support through a toll free number that works through office hours. This is much different than other website hosts (who offer 24/7 customer services or an email option). However, you do have the option to schedule a phone conversation in advance so you don’t have to wait on hold.
There is also an online forum and FAQ page with articles catered to those who have specific questions. It is also fair to mention that those who pay for the VIP package get specialized customer support. This level of monthly or yearly subscription provides you with priority support, allowing you to bypass the normal support channels.