Wix Pricing Plans Explained
You’d be forgiven for thinking that if you want to make your site as good as possible, you need the most expensive Wix pricing plan. However, not all sites need the same features: for example, there’s no point in shelling out for an online store plan if you want your site to work as an online portfolio.
We’ll run through different types of websites and which pricing plan would work best.
- If you want to make a blog — Unlimited plan
- If you want to run an online store — Business Basic plan
- If you want to create a portfolio website — Unlimited plan
- If you want to make a site for your business — Unlimited plan
- If you want to create a CV/resume website — Combo plan
Wix Connect Domain Plan
$5 per month
The cheapest paid-for version of Wix, this plan will give you a proper URL, or let you connect your Wix site to a domain you already own. You’ll get access to Wix’s excellent roster of website building tools, including the drag-and-drop editor, website templates and more. However, you’ll still have adverts on your site, and you’ll be limited to 1GB bandwidth and 500MB storage. You’ll also have to pay for a domain with this plan.
It’s probably best avoided for most people, given that it still puts adverts on your site and gives you a very low bandwidth limit. If you’re running a small website for a local sports club, you might get by, but anything bigger and you’ll find this plan lacking.
We’d avoid this plan unless you’re just starting out.
Wix Combo Plan
$11 per month
The Combo plan offers everything above, but removes adverts and gives you more storage and bandwidth. You’ll also be able to upload up to 30 minutes of HD video. If you buy the Combo plan for a year, you’ll also get a free domain voucher.
You could run a brilliant website with the Combo plan, but it probably isn’t ideal for high-traffic sites given the 2GB bandwidth.
Could be a good fit for low-traffic but professional-looking websites
Wix Unlimited Plan
$14 per month
According to Wix, the Unlimited Plan is their most popular offering, and it’s not hard to see why. You get unlimited bandwidth, 10GB storage, and you can upload up to an hour’s worth of video. There are no adverts, plus you’ll get access to the Site Booster and Form Builder apps, which will help attract visitors to your site and let you build custom forms to capture information about them.
It’s not too much of a price hike over the Combo plan, and it’s probably worth the small increase in outlay given the extra visibility your site will get. Again, buy the plan for a year, and you’ll get a free domain voucher.
The best place to start for business and professional websites
Wix VIP Plan
$29 per month
The VIP plan is the most expensive Wix plan, if you don’t need ecommerce functionality. Storage is doubled to 20GB, as is the amount of video you can upload. Beyond the Unlimited plan, you also get 10 email marketing campaigns per month, “priority” support response in case something goes wrong with your site, and the ability to skip the line with phone support.
It’s not really clear who this plan is aimed at, given that many of the features are so similar to the Unlimited plan.
Extra features are nice, but unlikely to be deal-breaking
Wix Domain Hosting Costs
All the packages above require you to pay for a domain on top of your website plan.
Typically, a domain will cost somewhere in the region of $15-25 per year. A quick bit of math will tell you that the annual Wix plans, with domain voucher thrown in, are typically cheaper than paying month-to-month and getting a domain separately.
After a year, you’ll need to pay $14.95 to renew the domain. Having your own domain is definitely worth it in the long-run, as you’ll get a proper URL and the ability to have custom email addresses.