Where Can I Get a Free Website Builder?

Posted in Webmasters on April 20, 2021 by Simon

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If you have a very low budget then you might want to find a web builder that is free. There are some companies that do offer this and if you are hoping to have a go for free, it can be worth comparing them to see who offers it and what they are offering so that you can decide which might be the best to choose.

Wix

The free plan that Wix offers has a 500MB bandwidth limit which is pretty small. It also gives you a URL which is a subdomain of theirs and there is an intrusive ad which scrolls across the website. It does have no time limit though and that means that you can try it out for a long time and even keep it permanently if you would like to.

Weebly

Weebly also has a free plan which has a 500MB storage limitation and you have to use a Weebly subdomain. You get some support too by email and online chat.

Site123

You have to create a free account in order to see what paid plans are available. The free plan is suitable for small sites but has a but it does have adverts on it.

Strikingly

The free plan for Strikingly will allow you to try out the website builder and you can even set up an ecommerce shop and put one item in the store. There are also Strikingly ads on it.

Duda

The free plan is a 30-day trial which means that you get limited time to play with it before you have to commit to paying for it. This means that it is a great way to experience the different features and see how it works without being so limited as you are with some other free plans, but you will need to bear in mind that you will need to pay for it eventually.

GoDaddy

The free plan for GoDaddy will provide you with a site on a GoDaddy subdomain and there will be an advert at the top of every page. Some features are also limited. However, it will give you an opportunity to play with the website builder and see what it can do before you pay for it.

123-Reg

The free trial for this web builder lasts for 14 days and has limited options but it means that you will be able to try it out. You will not even have to enter any personal details so it really takes no commitment. You will get a sample website that you can edit and play with but you will not be able to publish it until you have a paid package.

Jimdo

There is a free play is called ‘play’ and has no domain name included (the paid plans have a free one for the first year) and it has adverts on it. It has a lot of tools included so you will be able to get a good idea of what it will be like to use the real paid plans.

Voog

Voog has a free plan which allows you to have a play around but you cannot create many pages, do not have much storage and no SSL security. You also cannot incorporate an online store with the free plan.

You can see from this, that although there are quite a lot of free plans available, they really are designed to be just a taster of the main plans and they will be limited. The companies do not really want you to use the free plans, they want you to pay and they will encourage this by making them limited. However, they want to give you a taster of what they are able to offer but they do not want to give too much away for free. If you want something very simple and do not mind advertising the web builder and do not want a custom domain, then you will be likely to find that these free plans could suit you. You also need to think though, about the fact that some of them do not last or cannot be published, so you will need to opt for one that lasts forever and allows you to publish your site. It is good to check them out in a bit more detail and be completely sure of what you will get before you opt for one. Above is just a brief summary but you may find that there are other restrictions or features that you will want to check before you sign up.

About Simon

Hello! My name is Simon and I'm a full-stack web developer from Bristol. I've put together MYOW to help people learn about web design from the ground up as well as provide access to all the tools required to create an awesome first website.