If you are looking to create a website without paying for hefty developer fees, Wix and GoDaddy are two brilliant and cheap website builders. Wix is more all-rounded and gives more features and creative control to get the result you are looking for.
On the other hand, GoDaddy provides a quicker solution. GoDaddy does all the hard work for you. That means you can get your site up and running in minutes.
Both options make creating a website a breeze. What are their major differences? And more importantly, which of the two is the best alternative for you? To answer these questions, you have to compare a couple of features offered by both website builders.
Ease of use:
When building a website, every admin wants a platform that is easy to use. While both Wix and GoDaddy offer pretty easy platforms to perform different tasks, we carried out a survey on users of each platform to determine which is easier to use. The results of the survey show that Wix was an easier platform to use. Users thought that with Wix, they could get their websites live quicker than with GoDaddy. This is likely due to Wix’s drag and drop feature, which makes it ridiculously easy to images and videos onto your webpage. It was also pretty easy to resize things on the platform. While GoDaddy presents a very intuitive platform design, it comes at the cost of having less customization.
Every webmaster wants to run a website that is easy on the eye, yet simple to navigate. It is essential to note that while Wix and GoDaddy ADI products work similarly, they offer different levels of editing control to their users. In a bid to determine which of the two had better design, we spoke to a few web design experts. According to them, Wix offered better templates than GoDaddy. The templates were more attractive and much easier to configure on your website. In contrast, GoDaddy has a more stripped back design, which offers easy but limited editing. Wix offers more control while GoDaddy offers efficiency. It is, however, worthwhile to note that once published with Wix, you cannot switch templates for your website.
Features and Tools:
Wix offers much better tools and features than GoDaddy. However, GoDaddy offers a handful of resourceful features that Wix fails to deliver on, such as the recovery of abandoned carts and built-in email marketing. By large, Wix’s app market offers a much wider range of tools and quality features than GoDaddy.
When it comes to blogging, Wix offers a little more than GoDaddy. With their platform, you can categorize blog posts, track performance, social bookmarks, and embed search bars or comments sections. While GoDaddy offers categories segmentation and analytics, it doesn’t allow for the creation of comment sections or the search feature.
Wix allows its users to create email accounts specific to their selected domain name using Gsuite. Moreover, apps like ShoutOut make it possible to integrate marketing tools available on the apps with your domain. It makes it much easier to share your email marketing campaigns with your subscribers. GoDaddy, on the other hand, offers an entirely built-n email marketing feature. It also offers its email marketing service at an additional cost.
Cheaper prices are always preferred, but it is important to look at the value for your money. Wix offers an entirely free plan. Yes, it is true, with Wix, you can build and publish your website for free. This comes at the cost of having tacky adverts on your domain and subdomain. While GoDaddy does not offer a free plan, it has a 1-month free trial.
Wix provides more pricing plans to its users. With four non-eCommerce plans and three non-eCommerce plans that range between $13 and $49 per month, webmasters have a wide array of options to choose from. All premium plans on Wix are free from the firm’s adverts and promise at least 1GB of bandwidth. The most popular plan on Wix is the Unlimited Plan which goes for $14 per month.
GoDaddy offers four pricing plans with eCommerce functionality. The prices for these plans range between $10 and $25 per month. Their Basic plan is ideal for a personal site. However, if you are looking to build a business site, you’d want t to consider their standard and premium options. All GoDaddy pricing plans include a marketing tool named GoDaddy Insight and essential features like SSL certificates. I think Wix offers more value for your money than GoDaddy. However, GoDaddy is comparatively cheaper. Since Wix offers more overall quality and has more features than GoDaddy, its plans seem to offer better value for your money.
While Wix and GoDaddy are both top platforms for website building, Wix emerged the better option. With Wix, you simply get more features, more control, and, of course, more value.
My name is Nate Reiner and I am the editor here at 10Webtools. I have 8 years of experience using 50+ different web tools ranging from podcast, web hosting, email marketing, and much more. I previously managed a team offering support services to a large conglomerate that utilized tens of software solutions. I now run this blog full-time and when I am not reviewing or testing software, I enjoy riding bikes and supporting my clients achieve internet success. You can reach me directly at [email protected]