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Unread 18th April 2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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I want to create a website, I do not wish to make money on it, I just want to make a popular website. The site will be something between Ask Men, CKM, FHM, Sports Illustrated.

Which platform, builder, hosting, editor is better, Webs or Wix?

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I want to create a website, I do not wish to make money on it, I just want to make a popular website. The site will be something between Ask Men, CKM, FHM, Sports Illustrated.

Which platform, builder, hosting, editor is better, Webs or Wix?
Try building with wordpress if you want to rank well. Choose your domain name well after checking for keywords. Hosting on hostgator is probably the best

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I just launced my website using WIX, It is great except SEO.

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I agree with Jeff Sommers on this one. I think WordPress is the way to go.
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Wix has two different types of site available, made with two different site-builders.

The "Flash" one is bad for SEO (as they themselves advise). The HTML-5 one is perfectly alright.

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Wix is good for fashion, photography, art or simple portfolio websites. I find the loading time to be extremely slow for e-commerce sites. I have never used Web but after having experience with Wix, never again. Like others, I recommend wordpress or joomla..

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I cant understand why anyone would want to build something on someone elses property.

Makes absolutely no sense.

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My advise is to create a own website, just with your own hosting and your own domain name.

Why? Simply: there are a lot of people (users) on Wix or Webs.
And all the users can create content, doesn't matter what.
If someone builds a very, very bad website (and there are a lot of on these platforms), you are gonna live on their 'success' (not).

So if I was you, I would buy a domain name on godaddy or hostgator.
After that, be sure that you register the hosting at hostgator.
There is a one click install service and you have your website up and running in seconds.
(one click install for Wordpress and other CMS systems, I recommend Wordpress)

Hope this is good information for you! (a thanks would be nice if so )
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My advise is to create a own website, just with your own hosting and your own domain name.
So is mine. And you can do that at Wix. It's "your own hosting" and "your own domain" just as much as using Namecheap/Hostgator, or whatever. It's a hosting company, hello ...

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I cant understand why anyone would want to build something on someone elses property.

Makes absolutely no sense.
What do you mean by "someone else's property"? You and I both have sites hosted at Hostgator, but neither of us owns Hostgator.

You're looking at Wix as being "like using Blogger", Johnny, aren't you? I don't think it is, at all: I look at it as an alternative to Hostgator, not as an alternative to Blogger.

Wix is just a hosting company (and a good, longstanding and very reliable one) that happens to have a built-in site-builder provided (a choice of two of them, in fact). Their terms of service (unlike those of Blogger, wordpress.com and all the other places I think you're thinking of) aren't significantly different from those of any other hosting company. You own your own site at Wix just as much as you do at Hostgator. The difference is just in the site-builders provided. (Clearly one should register one's own domain-name, of course, and redirect the DNS there, just as one does for a site hosted anywhere else.)

I think you're looking at Wix as "not safe: you don't own your own site there" just because Wix will allow people one free site and/or because they'll give you a free subdomain if you want one, just like Byethost and Freehostia and other hosts do? I think whether or not a host is "safe" and "you own your own site there" depends on their terms of service. "Just saying".

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So if I was you, I would buy a domain name on godaddy or hostgator.
Clearly one needs to register a domain somewhere other than with the hosting company one's using.

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After that, be sure that you register the hosting at hostgator.
This is personal taste and preference. I have sites at Hostgator, but have very successfully used Wix, too, and I recommend it. They're both very good hosts.

Clearly, if hosting at Hostgator, one shouldn't register the domain-name there as well.

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There is a one click install service and you have your website up and running in seconds.
But not safely or securely, if you do it that way. That's the least secure way of installing a WordPress blog, Nigel. If you're going to install it that way, you'd actually be much safer and less open to hackers at Wix!

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But not safely or securely, if you do it that way. That's the least secure way of installing a WordPress blog, Nigel. If you're going to install it that way, you'd actually be much safer and less open to hackers at Wix!
There you've got a point.
But in my experience there's no site wich is EVER been hacked.
(on my account)
But it's easy if you want..!
For more secure you can install it by your own..
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What do you mean by "someone else's property"? You and I both have sites hosted at Hostgator, but neither of us owns Hostgator.
Well you could play that game all day long. None of owns the internet either. Im just making a point based on experience because as a consultant and web developer, Ive sat with countless clients that have said to me ..."John, were STUCK with this third party and we cant do this that and the other....can you please help us"

The majority of people that host at wix are most likely (not all) going to be complete beginners, that dont understand what theyre getting themselves into.

Also, Im talking about running a real business, not just posting up some blog about how to bake cupcakes. You dont build a house then invest in landscaping and an inground pool, only to return home one day after work to find your house has been levelled because you didnt own the land.

Even if hostgator booted my account, I can be up and running in a matter of hours elsewhere with another host (including ALL of my videos). Most people creating sites at wix probably wouldnt have a clue.

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Unread 30th April 2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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hi there

I dont know why so many weebly and Wix threads coming up. haha
Weebly actually, until i mentioned Wix in the other thread, suddenly this one popped out.

I use Wix and they are great..

If i want to maintain the site myself, i will host it there.
Cos i know nuts about html and coding and stuff.

But i haev to confess that if i want it in WP, i will still use Wix or weebly to design the layout then get my developer to do it similarly in WP.

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Well you could play that game all day long. None of owns the internet either. Im just making a point based on experience because as a consultant and web developer, Ive sat with countless clients that have said to me ..."John, were STUCK with this third party and we cant do this that and the other....can you please help us"
Hi john, i do understand the problems with 3rd party service.
The more you use, the more layers of "risk" you take because you are not in control.
I am on this with you.

But to be fair to Alexa, lets compare apple with apple, same level comparison that is.
When thinking about hosting or domain registra, everyone gotta buy it from someone/somewhere, a 3rd party.
So doing in on WP then hosting it on hostgator is a 3rd party.
Doing your web on weebly / Wix then hosting it with them is also a 3rd party.

Both are hosting companies just that they have different marketing angle.
Wix offers easy site builders. WP is more technical if you want a nice looking site.


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The majority of people that host at wix are most likely (not all) going to be complete beginners, that dont understand what theyre getting themselves into.

Even if hostgator booted my account, I can be up and running in a matter of hours elsewhere with another host (including ALL of my videos). Most people creating sites at wix probably wouldnt have a clue.
Now this issue lies with people and not the 3rd party.

With Wix and Weebly you can back up your files and upload with another in just as quick as you would else where.

And the same can be said to someone who is using hostgator but didnt back up his files.


Just my opinion on this matter. =)

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I personally have used webs for my first site which generates between $100-$300/ month. I also bought my domain name with webs for a year.
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I've used both wordpress and weebly and I do think people get a little dewy eyed when it comes to wordpress.

It's much harder to use than Weebly

It's famed for it's flexibility but most people never really need that functionallity. (95% of wordpress sites would get by just fine on Weebly)

Many wordpress sites are agonisingly slow to load

It's security is fundamentally flawed. For example, how hard would it be for Wordpress.org to limit the number of login attempts maybe send an alert to the admin email account after the billionth login attempt:rolleyes:

Everyone says that it's free. But when I look at my wordpress hosting fee vs the cost of using the weebly site builder(which includes hosting). They are almost the same price.

So why do I use Wordpress? Well mainly because I like the look of the themes better it's just so much easier for me to make a custom site that doesn't betray my design ineptitude


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Ive sat with countless clients that have said to me ..."John, were STUCK with this third party and we cant do this that and the other....can you please help us"
But in what sense is Wix any more of a "third party" than Hostgator is, Johnny?

I understand that Blogger, is. I understand that wordpress.com is. I understand that Squidoo and HubPages and Tumblr are. About all of those places I agree totally with all your observations above. Because of their terms of service. But how is Wix in this category?!

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Im talking about running a real business
So am I. But what does this have to do with it? Why is Wix a worse place than Hostgator to "run a real business"? Both are well-run, very long-established, highly reliable, highly dependable hosting companies.

Your initial comment "I cant understand why anyone would want to build something on someone elses property" applies equally to both, surely?

I'm not asking because I'm trying to pick a fight with you, but because I genuinely can't understand the point you're making. In what sense is Wix "someone else's property" any more than Hostgator is?

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You dont build a house then invest in landscaping and an inground pool, only to return home one day after work to find your house has been levelled because you didnt own the land.
But why/how do you own Hostgator's land any more than you own Wix's land? You're renting land from either of them, on an exactly equal basis, surely?

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Most people creating sites at wix probably wouldnt have a clue.
Yes, I think that's probably true, but it's a negative comment about Wix's customers, not about Wix itself or its safety/reliability, surely?

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Webs is a flaming piece of garbage. The interface is incredibly buggy.

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