The Pros and Cons of Using Website Builders

Pros and Cons of Website Builders - Comparison Chart

It should come as no surprise that there are a number of factors to consider when creating your first website. Lately, the big question that seems to be gaining momentum is whether or not to try using a DIY website builder. While WordPress is often the preferred choice for custom web design needs, DIY website builders such as Wix and Squarespace have also become popular starter site solutions. So, how do you know which one is the right choice for you? Above all else, you need to first understand the advantages and limitations of various website builders. Fuzzy Duck’s website experts took the liberty of putting together this helpful comparison chart to rank today’s most used website builders – Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress – on the most important factors to consider when setting up your first website.

A Comparison Chart of Website Builders:
Wix vs. Squarespace vs. WordPress

Wix Squarespace WordPress


Free & Paid Plans
Free domain; $15.75/Month
Free Hosting
Paid Plans
Free Domain; $20/Year
Free Hosting
Free & Paid Plans
Free Domain; $13-18/Year
Monthly Hosting, Maintenance & Theme Costs



Site Load Speed

2.5/55/5Varies by Hosting Provider

Design Flexibility


Responsive Themes


Search Engine Friendly


Content Migration




Developer Friendly





Overall, if you plan to build a simple, informational website that will serve mainly as a virtual business card, DIY website builders are just what you need. However, if your ambitions go beyond the average site builder’s feature set, it makes sense to hire a professional.


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