Are you looking to build your own website? There are a large number of website builders to choose form. Cost and speed are the primary advantages offered when compared to other options. Before choosing the option for you here are some of the factors you need to consider.
Factors to consider when choosing website builders
What sort of a website do you need?
For example is it a personal site, small business site or an online store?
How many pages will your website have?
This could be anything from a single page site to hundreds of pages or blog posts.
What is your budget?
It is possible to build a basic website for free (plus you own effort). The free options will not be suitable for most needs so it is best to have a budget in mind so that you can get the best value.
Do you have content and other assets prepared?
Your website is only as good as the content you have on your site. It is preferable to have your content prepared so that there is no hold up in building and publishing your site.
Your future plans?
The option you choose needs to scale to your future needs. Building a site without considering this may mean the site has to be rebuilt at a later point.
How complex is your site?
What functionality do you need on your website? Many of the most common features on websites such as contact forms are standard in web builders. For more complex and bespoke functionality, using a web builder may not be suitable.
What is your skill level?
How skilled are you with working on the web? If you have skills with coding web pages then there is more flexibility offered by other options.
What are website builders?
Website builders are tools which simplify the building of websites. These tools provide easy to use editors and drag and drop functionality. There is no need to edit any website code to build a basic site.
Online website builders include the services needed to publish your site. This include web hosting services and other features.