There’s a wide variety of website builders you can use for your website’s development nowadays - some specializing in e-commerce, some encouraging user-friendliness and others have so many adjustable features that could easily overwhelm any beginner.

So, it is critical that you have a clear plan before settling on a website builder.

Carefully consider the following factors:

  1. What kind of website you want to build,
  2. What you’d like the primary focus to be,
  3. What kind of style (look and feel) you have in mind, and,
  4. Most importantly, how much you’re willing to spend.

In no order, here are 5 of the best website builders for your start-up site:

1. Mobirise

Mobirise is a drag-and-drop website builder with an easy to use interface and features to go with it. It’s the perfect application for creating small/medium-sized, online portfolios and landing pages with very little technical skills.

It offers 4500+ website templates, themes and blocks to help you get started - some of which are completely free, however, if you’d like to maximize your customisation options needless to say that you would need to look at the premium options.

2. Shopify

Shopify is an e-commerce website builder. You simply create a store on their platform and link a domain to it.

Shopify passes the user-friendliness check with features for everyone, from beginners to e-commerce experts, and is ideal for anyone venturing into the online selling space.

It offers all the tools required to maintain an e-commerce website, ultimately easing the process of selling online. Shopify also offers pricing plans set to accommodate basic, growing and advanced online stores so that everyone can have a shot at getting in on all the fun!

3. WordPress

WordPress is arguably the most popular site builder of them all, it is commonly used for building blogs, personal, business and even e-commerce websites.

In order to create the website you desire, you should first familiarize yourself with the technical skills required to use WordPress. It may take some time to get to know the platform, but it is very much worth it.

WordPress provides a number of pricing plans which you can either choose to pay for on a monthly or annual basis. How do you know which plan is perfect for you? That simply boils down to what you have decided the primary focus of your website is.

4. SitePad

SitePad is a website builder that also uses drag and drop functionality to help users create responsive websites in a short period of time.

It is tightly integrated with cPanel hence this allows the user to be able to access their SitePad through cPanel making it easier to manage the website.

SitePad offers 500+ themes that cover a wide range of categories such as blog, portfolio, restaurant and many more. It also offers multiple widgets that you can use to give your website cutting edge features from the moment it makes its first appearance on the internet!

SitePad has multiple pricing packages for one to choose from based on their websites requirements, however, when you sign up for an Afrihost Linux Web Hosting package the SitePad website builder is included for free.

5. Wix

Wix is a platform that gives users the ability to design, create and develop their website by connecting a domain to the website created on the platform.

Wix offers 500+ customizable website templates that are available to fulfil the ideas you may have for your website, there is no obligation for you to use the provided templates as you also have the option of customizing the website from scratch with Wix editor, giving you 100% design freedom over your website.

Wix is powerful enough to create a large variety of websites, ranging from personal blogs to online stores. The platform also offers SEO tools to help improve your websites rank on various search engines ultimately influencing quality traffic to the site. Similar to most website builders, Wix offers a number of pricing plans based on the features that a specific package has, making it possible for virtually anyone to have a professional website.

There we have it, 5 website builders with incredible features to help you get started with your dream site right away. What other powerful website builders do you know of? Share them with us in the comments section and also feel free to let us know if you have had any experience with any of the above-mentioned website builders.


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Alex M

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