Site123 can give you a decent-looking website in literally a few minutes. It has a few quirks that keep it from being a top website builder, it is a speedy and easy to use platform. Site123 is simple to use letting you create a fully functioning website, blog or online store without any design or coding skills. Unlike a lot of other website builders, Site123 forgoes a drag-and-drop editing system in favour of a very straightforward sidebar editing system. However, this simplicity means it lacks depth, and your website might end up looking decidedly derivative and uninspiring.
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Wix Website Builder
Wix is a brilliant all-round website builder. It's simple to use, with an intuitive drag-and-drop editor and well-explained menus, but it doesn't sacrifice on customization or its feature set.
With competitive pricing and great support options, Wix would make a fantastic choice for everyone from bloggers, to photographers, business owners and more.
To find out more about Wix, check out our full review.
- Get 50% off Wix Premium plans until 29th October
- Incredibly simple to use
- Great value plans
- Easy to preview as you go
- No expertise needed
- Great range of templates
- Free plan leaves you with a poor URL and Wix adverts
- After publishing with a template, you can't change to another one
Weebly Website Builder
Weebly is a website builder created with customization in mind. If you want your website to be as unique as you are, Weebly's extensive design options make creating a brilliant-looking website straightforward and enjoyable.
One big advantage over Wix is that Weebly offers unlimited storage on all of its plans, which makes it ideal for anyone who wants to upload a lot of content to their site — photographers, for example.
Take a more in-depth look at Weebly in our full review.
- Great selection of templates
- Lots of tools you can add to your site
- Good customization options
- No editor for mobile version of your site
- Expensive for creating an ecommerce site
Squarespace Website Builder
Squarespace might not have as many templates on offer as Wix or Site123, but all of them are a delight to use and look at. Put simply, if you want a great looking website above everything else, Squarespace is your best bet.
Squarespace is also a fantastic choice if you want to use your website to sell products, with a great product management system and easy-to-use accounting and payment services.
Find out more about Squarespace in our full review.
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- The best-looking templates around
- Great ecommerce functions
- Simple to customize
- Not quite as easy as Wix for first-timers
- Small range of apps
- No free version
Price (per month)
|Free||$0||Just trying it out||This should only be used to give Site123 a trial. Your site will be plastered with the company's branding and you only get 500 MB storage and 1GB bandwidth.|
|Basic||$10.80||Personal use||Gives you access to ecommerce functions – but only allows 10 orders per month, restricts you to 10GB storage, and just 5GB bandwidth – if we’re honest, this isn’t a great choice. It’s way too limited and leaves Site123 branding on your site.|
|Advanced||$16.80||Small businesses||Removes the Site123 footer tag, triples the storage and bandwidth limits and allow 50 orders per month. It's expensive compared to some rivals|
|Professional||$22.80||Larger businesses||Triples storage and bandwidth again but you're still limited to 500 orders per month. You can publish your site in three additional languages, though. Again, you can get better value elsewhere.|
|Gold||$28.80||Established businesses||Unlimited orders, but there's no unlimited storage as you're restricted to 270GB. It’s better, but still expensive for this level of features.|
Site123: The Verdict
Site123 is far from perfect – it doesn’t allow you levels of customization which, by now, have become de rigueur in the world of website builders. However, what it lacks in customization options it gains in being straightforward.
Still, if you want to run an online store, and don’t mind the slightly expensive packages, Site123 might have everything you’re after.