Wix Review

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Overview

Wix is a service for hosting and website building that was established in 2006. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, it has since grown into one of the most popular website development platforms. With over 100 million websites in more than 190 countries of the world, Wix enjoys widespread popularity and backing. The platform is simple to use, offers more than 500 modern and creative templates, provides SEO friendly pages, and has a good customer support to help you out whenever you stumble.

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Reliability

Wix hosting gives you one of the best services available. All your data is hosted on Wix servers, and you never have to worry about investing in server acquisition or management, since Wix helps you with that. These servers give you maximum uptime. A professional and well-streamed system ensures that your business never suffers from downtime because the server from your hosting service will always be functioning.
Speaking of the reliability of the hosting service, there is little reason to doubt Wix. A little research will show you that Wix has a great reputation for delivering what it promises. When you see that people who go for Wix’s paid subscription options continue to use their service even after years, it’s clear that they must be doing something right. With over a hundred million websites hosted by Wix, you can be sure that it’s a reliable service.

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Control Panel

You can purchase your own domain directly from Wix, so you are hosting and building your website all in one place. The domain is automatically connected to Wix’s servers. If you purchased a domain name elsewhere, you can also easily transfer it to your Wix site. You can connect via name servers or via pointing, though this is less recommended. The Wix Editor allows users to build websites and databases without being knowledgeable in the skill of coding. Using their APIs, you can create custom websites that function the way you want them to. As with most websites today, HTML5 and AJAX are used to develop the websites. The Wix Editor allows you to tweak things as you want with as little problems and difficult as possible. Wix also has a comprehensive dashboard where you can manage all aspects of your Wix site, including email marketing, domains and mailboxes, invoices, contacts, automated emails, permissions, and SEO.

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Extras

Wix offers you one of the best website development and hosting services you will find today. While there are some services that offer more functionalities than Wix, Wix makes up for it with its own App store. You have access to more than 250 apps that help you extend the Wix code and boost your website’s performance as per your requirements. As with the Wix website development, these apps are on-click instalments and fit into the fray without your having to fret over it.
Wix has also recently launched its Wix ADI, the Artificial Design Intelligence, which makes creating a website even simpler. Wix ADI automates your website creation process. More than 80% of the problems you might face while building your first website are solved instantly. It’s all automated, so you don’t have to do a thing. If you have a social media profile, or perhaps an older website, you can give these links to Wix ADI. It will then use these to automatically input all necessary data, and create a new website with attractive design, layout, and content. Of course, this is the first version of the website, and you can change it however you like. But the fact that you get a huge head-start in the website creation process makes it a great feature.
With Wix you can host all kinds of websites, like photography, travel, e-commerce, business, etc. All the pages and content are SEO friendly. You also have access to the most modern tools and resources with Wix. You can manage all your contacts, email marketing, domains and mailboxes, automated emails, and more with the easy-to-use Wix Dashboard. Wix constantly updates its tools and features. In case you feel something is lacking, you can ask them to add it. If enough users request the same thing, Wix is likely to add it.

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Hosting Packages and Pricing

Wix offers a free hosting and site building service for everyone. However, there are five other packages as well, and as you might imagine, each has something that the free one doesn’t provide.
1. Connect Domain – For $5 a month, you get 1GB bandwidth and 500MB of storage. You also have advertisements, which are quite prominent with Wix.
2. Combo – For $10 a month, you get double the bandwidth (2GB) and 3GB storage. You also get a free domain and eliminate all ads.
3. Unlimited – For $14 a month, you get unlimited bandwidth and 10GB storage. You also get $300 worth of ad vouchers, the site booster and form builder apps for free, worth $60 and $48 respectively.
4. E-commerce – For $17 a month, you get 20GB bandwidth and storage, and you get your own online store, in addition to what you receive with the Unlimited package.
5. VIP – For $25 a month, you get unlimited bandwidth and 20GB of storage. Aside from the lower package’s offerings, you also get priority response and VIP support.
All these packages offer discounts when you subscribe for longer periods, as with any service. Subscribing to the premium plans also comes with a 14-day trial period. This enables you to try the service and see if it’s a good fit for you. This is really handy since migrating from Wix can be a little troublesome, if you want to do so later.

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Support

The support service by Wix is praiseworthy. You have help buttons everywhere in their service, and email and phone support is readily available. Response times are quick, and the responses are detailed but to the point. The community forum is pretty active, so you can go there to resolve many of your questions and concerns.

Conclusion - Hosting site review

Conclusion

Wix offers a modern, easy to use web hosting and development service. It has more than 100 million websites under its name, so that speaks for its popularity. Paying for a service might not seem worth it at first, but it helps you save a lot of money and effort in the long run. Some drawbacks include difficulty in switching templates, some limitations for e-commerce websites, and trouble leaving the service since your website isn’t removed from their servers. However, Wix hosting is supported all over the globe, so there’s no reason why you can’t use it for your website. You’ll definitely get way more value for your money with Wix

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David Gibson
David has always been a computer geek. With a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and five years of building websites from scratch, he’s ready to master his new position as a web developing manager. David recently combined his love for technology with writing, and provides his input in the form of regular articles on Top 5 Hosting.
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