If you’re looking to dip your toes into the realm of website design but you don’t want to spend money on this venture, there are a number of free web page hosting solutions that you can explore. Nowadays, it doesn’t really cost a lot to get a website up and running. With many site builders, you don’t even have to know how to read or write programming language to create a decent website. You only need a few minutes of your time to build your content, dabble in a little bit of free web page design to make your site stand out and then publish your website.
Here at Strikingly, we know that our platform serves a specific need. While we try to provide the best features and services to empower small businesses, startups, individuals and even creatives, we also recognize the importance of making informed decisions when it comes to selecting a free web page maker. With that said, we have compared some of the best website builders in this article to help you make the right choice..
It’s important to note that most website builders will provide you with a free account with the aim to get you to sign up for a paid subscription eventually. It’s not a bad business model but this could mean that if you stay with a free account, you could get limited access to the features that the platform offers. As a business owner or one who is in the process of building a web presence, you want to maximize the use of all the resources available to you in a more cost efficient manner. Here are the platforms that made it to our list this year.
1. Strikingly - Best for simple websites
We would be remiss if we don’t include our own website builder to this list for one specific reason: we empower users to create unique and fully-functional websites even on free accounts. Where many free web page creators will limit access to certain features such as ecommerce platforms, custom forms and the entire website template collection, Strikingly gives you the freedom to start with any type of website you want to create on a free web page hosting service. You can put up your own online store with no overhead cost incurred and its entire template library is available so you get more choices for free web page design. And if you feel that the design is not working out for you, you can change to a different template at any point - even after you have published
2. Wix - Good all-rounder
Wix is another contender for the best free web page builder because of its easy-to-use interface and availability of features - except for ecommerce which you can access on a paid plan. Overall, it’s a good choice for startups and small businesses looking for a cost-effective way to build free web pages. Most of its website templates are available for free so you get a fair variety of choices available on a free plan. This comes with a caveat, however: once you choose a template, you cannot switch to a different one. You’re not allowed to change your mind midway through website creation. The free
3. Weebly - For small businesses
Weebly is another platform you can use to create free web pages and one of the easiest to use at that. It has a good free plan domain name: yoursite.weebly.com and comes with SEO tools to help you get started on your digital marketing plan for your site. Because it is marketed towards beginners and those who do not have a lot of experience in designing websites, customization options may be a bit limited on Weebly but you do get the features that could help you start learning. If you’re planning on building an online store, however, the service is only available for free accounts in the US and the platform charges a 3% transaction fee for every sale that you make through your website.