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Wix vs WordPress

Two years ago, there was no Wix vs. WordPress.

Wix.com Ltd. is an Israeli cloud-based web development platform that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company also called Wix. It allows users to create HTML5 web sites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools.

Wix offers a basic website builder for free.

You cannot use a custom domain name for your site, so your site address will be: username.wix.com/sitename

To remove ads and get additional features, you’ll have to upgrade to one of the premium plans they offer.

Each Wix premium plan has different storage and bandwidth limitations. You can pay monthly or choose a yearly plan.

WordPress is a standalone software that you need to install (or have installed by a third party) on a web server. Only then do you get to use it as the software running your site.

Wix, on the other hand, is a tool/service that you sign up for. Once you’ve signed up, Wix allows you to build, and then manage, your website all within Wix.com. It takes care of the hosting and does all the technical heavy lifting.

Think of it this way: Wix vs. WordPress is much like Google Docs vs. MS Word.

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Pricing Information

 

  • What’s a Premium Plan?

    Wix gives you everything you need to create a stunning website for free, including top-grade hosting. You can choose to get even more benefits and features by upgrading to one of our Premium plans.

  • What are the benefits of a Premium plan?

    The Premium plan offers many benefits. Highlights include:The ability to connect your own domainYour own domain (e.g. www.MyStunningWebsite.com) gives your business credibility and professionalism, and makes it easier for your audience to find you.Remove Wix AdsFree Wix websites display a small banner at the top and bottom of the page promoting Wix. We do not place any other advertisements on your site. Most of our Premium plans let you remove these banners.Extra bandwidth and storageMost of our Premium plans come with extra bandwidth and storage, allowing for higher-res graphics and content on your site.

  • What are the benefits of purchasing a Yearly Savings Plan?

    Yearly Plans are very popular because most people need a website for at least a year. Our Yearly Plans offer additional benefits and features, with savings of up to 45%. The Yearly VIP, Yearly eCommerce, Yearly Unlimited and Yearly Combo Plans all include a valuable voucher for a free domain. If you purchase a Yearly Plan, you will automatically be billed on a yearly basis. If you purchase a Monthly Plan, the contract length is one month and you will automatically be billed on a monthly basis. All of our Premium Plans come with a 14 day money back guarantee.

  • Is web hosting included with my Wix website?

    Yes. Wix provides a complete, reliable hosting solution for your website, with more than 99.9% uptime and uninterrupted service. Web hosting is included for free with or without a Premium plan. When you subscribe to a Premium plan you can also connect your own domain name to your Wix account.

  • What does “connect your own domain“ mean?

    If you have a free Wix site, your domain name will be in the following format: username.wixsite.com/sitename. Once you subscribe to any Premium Plan you can connect your own domain name (e.g. www.MyStunningWebsite.com) to your Wix site.
    Your own domain name is a great way to promote your business and create a professional online impression. Wix offers a free domain with the following Premium Plans: Yearly eCommerce, Yearly Unlimited and Yearly Combo. Click here for instructions on how to connect your domain.

  • How do I purchase my own domain?

    You can purchase your own domain with Wix here. If you have purchased a domain elsewhere, you can transfer it to Wix.
    To connect an existing domain to your Wix site, sign in to your Wix account > hover over Subscriptions > click Domains

  • Can I get my own personalized email address?

    Yes. Communicate professionally and promote your business every time you send email with a personalized Mailbox. Wix offers Mailboxes from G Suite by Google Cloud. Every Mailbox comes with an email address using your website domain, 25GB Inbox, 5GB Cloud storage, collaborative Calendar, Docs, Sheets & Slides.