Wix & Squarespace: Web Hosting Companies Recommended for DIY Clients

By Published On: December 30, 2022

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Wix and Squarespace Are The Two Web Hosting Companies That Partners Plus, Inc. Recommends

A website is one of the top priorities for a startup these days so, this article will compare and contrast two popular web hosting companies, Wix.com Ltd. and Squarespace, that Partners Plus, Inc. approves. Both of these web hosting companies are great examples of DIY website development because they offer beginner-friendly customization, domain set-up, and expert web design services to advise customers. Also, Partners Plus, Inc. thinks highly of Wix and Squarespace because they are both safe and secure web hosting companies.

The biggest contrast is that Wix offers up to eight premium plans and the option to host sites for free (Wix branding included) and Squarespace offers four plans with a free trial. Of the eight premium plans that Wix offers, four are tailored for customers who own a business or enterprise.

The most popular Wix plan for businesses is called “Business Unlimited” with a cost of $32/month and includes features like secure online payments, customer accounts, and marketing. Squarespace offers a business plan ($33/month) and two commerce plans ($36/month and $65/month). Many features are included in the business and commerce plans but only the commerce plans offer customer accounts. Squarespace provides their customers a chance to save money by offering discounted pricing to those who pay annually. Also, Squarespace allows users to transfer their old website content to a new template that is easily customizable.

Wix

Pros Cons
  • Offer free hosted sites;
  • Free hosted sites option includes Wix branding;
  • Eight premium plan options ranging from personal use ($16) to enterprise (request pricing);
  • Transferring data from one template to another needs to be done manually;
  • All the business plans offer a free domain for one year (.com, .net, .org…);
  • All website traffic tools such as Google API require a Wix plan;
  • All three business plans offer an e-commerce option (some e-commerce features only apply to two of the business plans);
  • Substandard customer service;

 

Squarespace

Pros Cons
  • Offer a free trial for all four of the plans;
  • The business plan contains a three percent transaction fee;
  • All of the plans offer a free customer domain for one year;
  • Only the commerce advanced plan has an abandoned cart recovery and advanced shipping feature;
  • Easily contact customer service by email;
  • Product reviews are only included in the commerce plans;
  • All of the plans offer marketing features;
  • Transfer old website;

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