Best Cheap Website Builders of 2017

Got a business or a passion? These days even entrepreneurs with $0 budgets can start a website. Even the best website builders are created with the freemium business model. With this model, businesses, photographers, craftsmen, and just about anyone with an idea or a dream, can get core website building features for absolutely nothing.

Budget solutions for people looking for best cheap website builders span the spectrum. Established businesses, however, may be better off buying advanced features for a polished and professional look, especially if there are many following and recurring customers.

Many website builder options are available for free, but not all are created equal. Whether you’re looking to get an idea off the ground or to build an online presence for an established business, the shared opinions, comments and feedback of others can guide you to make the right decision. The best cheap website builders are not always obvious, but with a little help from those who have shared their experiences, it may be the easiest business decision you’ll ever make!

My brother and I run a business together. It’s a small but popular shop. Some time ago we decided to go online to sell and advertise our products there, and simply couldn't find a better platform than uKit. One of the things these guys offer is a deep SEO customization with good results. Our website has good rankings on Google and we’ve managed to achieve it owing to uKit. This platform is also easy to use. We didn’t even need any tutorials to launch our website. The platform is very intuitive and flexible. Customization is of ...

2019.11.17 at 13:25 written by: Jackie T
Reviews: 12
Overall rating: 4.58
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Those who say that Jimdo is no match for online shops must’ve never tried this platform themselves. I retail sneakers of all types and it feels like Jimdo is designed specifically for selling purposes. Jimdo’s features are really well thought-out. Consider their online store, for example. Installing it is absolutely hassle-free process. I’ve managed to do it in a few minutes without any tutorials. Now I sell worldwide. I’ve got orders from Italy and Belgium which means that Jimdo is really useful for online shops. The language isn’t a hindrance on my way to clients ...

2019.11.19 at 12:28 written by: Marcus
Reviews: 15
Overall rating: 4.53
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I like that Sitey offers an impressive selection of templates. It’s not just a bunch of useless layouts, it’s a well-planned gallery with different designs which are specific for different industries. Some of them look elegant while others are kitschy. It’s a great variety really. What makes me sad on Sitey is that they don’t provide stat tracking tools that easily. You need to get an expensive subscription to get it otherwise you’re left without any details about your visitors. This is a must have for any site and I think that they could’ve ...

2019.12.25 at 11:30 written by: Joe Worden
Reviews: 11
Overall rating: 4.55
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Siteblog service is so impressive! I’ve never used any platform which has the same amount of features useful for a blog. I was interested in getting my blog up and running without any efforts. So I did it on Siteblog. I’ve found that their variety of templates is extremely wide. They cover so many topics from food to clothes that I can only praise them. There’re opportunities to customize my blog in a number of ways. Changing overall color or replacing each block on the page is always possible. Love them!

2019.12.18 at 15:18 written by: sweetdream
Reviews: 18
Overall rating: 4.50
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Sitebuilder is full of advantages. This platform offers you infinite opportunities. I like how flexible and user-friendly this service is. So these are the most interesting aspects: • Good integration with social media; • Wide library of well-planned widgets; • Convenient mobile customization; • User-friendly editing; • Practical templates; • Deep SEO settings; • Simple but functional tools; • Stunning visual effects. So for all these reasons I think that Sitebuilder is perfect for the following purposes: • A portfolio; • A resume; • Music website; • Small shop; • Small online business; • Blogging. I’ve tried Sitebuilder myself and I’m all satisfied with the quality of the service they provide. They ...

2019.12.01 at 14:05 written by: RIFFM
Reviews: 20
Overall rating: 4.50
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uCoz photo albums are great! As a designer I do need a site with advanced settings to arrange and show my arts. On uCoz I can add images to the album and use a wide range of customization functions. I find it unique that I can create categories on this platform and organize them so my visitors will always see my pictures sorted out. My visitors can also sort out my pictures themselves according to the filters which are all under my control. There’s no other website builder which can give so many opportunities at this point. uCoz is ...

2019.12.07 at 15:45 written by: Hipinam
Reviews: 15
Overall rating: 4.47
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There’s a number of aspects which are the strength of Site123. • Easy to manage • Supports multiple sites • Mobile adaptive • Simple to launch • Professional designs • Integration with social media • Very flexible • Good SEO • A lot widgets There’s still something to be improved. • No proper online store • Limited storage space and bandwidth My opinion is that Site123 is a competitive platform which is good for a novice or for a person without ambitious plans. If you’re a professional at making sites you’re unlikely to feel comfortable with Site123.

2019.12.28 at 14:43 written by: NoChella
Reviews: 9
Overall rating: 4.44
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Based on my own experience IMcreator is a stylish and elegant decision for portfolio types of websites. I’ve published my CV on IMcreator and it looks just the way I need it to be. If you’re searching for a job you don’t want to spend much time on making a website and IMcreator seems to know about it. My website was done in two hours. The learning curve isn’t steep either. There’re some things which I had to learn still such as how to add widgets and set them up. Perhaps IMcreator lacks functionality and ...

2019.12.22 at 11:35 written by: Ellis Francis
Reviews: 14
Overall rating: 4.36
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Strikingly feels refreshingly original and gives me a new experience which I’ve never had on other website builders. I love the website which I have on this platform. To be honest Strikingly feels a bit different from other similar services. When I started editing my website for the first time I couldn’t find any content blocks. In fact there're none. What Strikingly offers is sections. When you edit your website you can see them as individual pages. It’s quite untypical but it’s much more convenient because it helps to create a website in a much ...

2019.11.27 at 18:05 written by: Alex Dorman
Reviews: 12
Overall rating: 4.33
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No, I’m not one of the Webstarts fans who are enthusiastic about it. Neither am I skeptical critic. My website by Webstarts functions for some time already and I have something to praise and to criticize as well. This builder has a feature which is in demand. This is membership feature. Very few website builders offer it and it’s nice to have it. I can approve new members manually or it can be done automatically. I can provide access to certain pages to groups of people but it’s a bit confusing though. To do it I have ...

2019.12.19 at 12:25 written by: Freddie
Reviews: 17
Overall rating: 4.18
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Good news from Iowa! I’m a happy engineer who finally has an entire site. Made it myself! My thanks to Simbla! Holly Christ, the Pro Mode is super! Used it and ready to recommend it. This Mode is packed with dozens of options for editing. With that it gives the highest degree of flexibility and control. I’ve never even thought that it can be so easy to do such deep customization without any sacrifices! Excellent!!! I found it handy and powerful, I just clicked it and the block types (which are collections of elements in fact) available for ...

2019.12.16 at 11:07 written by: Formis
Reviews: 11
Overall rating: 4.18
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Number one choice for me is RVSitebuilder. I’ve tried way too many platforms such as Plesk Sitebuilder, SiteSpinner, Blogger, and others but RVSitebuilder is my favorite builder. Its main advantage is ease of use. Many site builders require you to watch tons of tutorials or to be good at coding. Nothing of the kind on RVSitebuilder. I just registered myself on this platform and I could modify and add content right off the bat. I’ve read a few comments saying that this platform is difficult to use but I don’t think so. I clearly understand how to ...

2019.12.28 at 12:30 written by: Erey007
Reviews: 13
Overall rating: 4.15
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Got a blog about movies. It’s fueled by Jigsy. Not that I’m really impressed with it but it has a few strength areas. Let's start with the beginning. The blogging tool itself. It’s not actually sophisticated but has a lot to post interesting content. I’ve build up a clean and modern-looking blog, it’s easy to manage as well. The basic functions of Jigsy’s blog include adding photos, videos, building content templates to arrange text and images. HTML code of the posts is opened. I don’t really edit it because I’m not ...

2019.11.12 at 08:12 written by: pChou
Reviews: 5
Overall rating: 3.00
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Whenever I think about a proper portfolio something glamorous and exclusive comes to my mind. It’s reasonable that if you want to show yourself you need to do it in an attractive way. Portfoliobox is useless at this point even though they specialize in this aspect. All they have is a bunch of standard looking designs which are overused I think. They won’t help you to stand out at all. At least they didn’t help me. Customization isn’t flexible either so you can’t expect everyone to break their necks looking at your portfolio. Too primitive.

2019.12.24 at 21:08 written by: Angela S
Reviews: 8
Overall rating: 3.00
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I wish I could forget about my experience with Webeden. Now there’s no more Webeden in my life and I am happy. Only a Slowpoke will feel comfortable with Webeden. This is the slowest tool I’ve had!!! The editor itself freezes and takes minutes to load. When I switched between pages editing them I had to wait for a lot of time to do edits. Feels like Webeden takes a nap from time to time! Webeden says they use Flash and HTML 5 technologies but I doubt. The tools by them are never fast. The website I had ...

2019.12.19 at 14:29 written by: Kevorkian
Reviews: 13
Overall rating: 2.85
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I don’t really know how to call it but I actually feel like SiteZulu hoaxes users. Yesss, there’re functions described as something big and unique but IN FACT they’re not worth a tuppence. Look, they will promise you intricate eCommerce functions if you upgrade to their Professional plan, it’s ridiculous. When I upgraded I only had an access to PayPal button. You serious guys? I can embed the same absolutely free just using PayPal’s embed code. What a silly trickery. Plus PayPal isn’t fairly one of eCommerce features, it’s just a button to ...

2019.10.15 at 03:21 written by: NapsteR
Reviews: 5
Overall rating: 2.80
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My manners do not let me to be barbaric commenting on Silex but my principles do not let me burry my head in the sand when writing about this website builder. It can be really hard to stay impersonal about Silex because of the big number of the mistakes the platform is packed with. I was involved in making websites on Silex and I will describe the most widespread bugs my clients had. Color palette is highly unstable because it changes without the commands of a website owner. It is a common case. I made a website of a bluish ...

2019.11.11 at 10:46 written by: Kataleya
Reviews: 4
Overall rating: 2.50
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Yola is a super platform. It’s very intuitive. For example, when I hover the mouse over any element it displays a box to make edits. The edits done are divided into categories and are unique for any type of an element. Great! Sometimes it’s a bit annoying that a box appears whenever I move my cursor so I have to close it even if I wasn’t going to do edits. It’s easy to work with headings on Yola as well. I can choose from pre-made heading types or chose from a list of fonts. I LOVE ...

2019.12.09 at 03:24 written by: Daisy Daisy
Reviews: 14
Overall rating: 2.50
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My website by Wordpress is two years old and I’m not happy with it. I use Wordpress for the following reasons: • SEO plug-ins. There’re many decisions which help me to handle on my search engine results. I can write Meta Title, Meta Description and H1 tags. • Optimized for all the devices. My site looks great on a tablet, Mac or PC. All of their themes are also mobile responsive so I don’t worry about disappointing my visitors. I wouldn’t recommend Wordpress for the following reasons: • Tricky customization. It’s not that easy to customize Wordpress layouts ...

2019.12.27 at 16:12 written by: Bev Hedman
Reviews: 10
Overall rating: 2.20
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I registered on Simplesite two years ago and I’m a little bit torn between should I stay with them or change my website builder. Well, I’m generally satisfied with the quality of the services Simplesite offers but still there’re some of the drawbacks which do repel me. I’ve listed all of the advantages and disadvantages which I’ve faced during my everyday use of this platform. Advantages: - Easy to build up a website. As soon as you start using Simplesite they give you all the tools necessary to make a good-looking site. - Easy to maintain a ...

2019.11.24 at 09:34 written by: Ruth S
Reviews: 15
Overall rating: 2.00
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