Best Website Builders of 2023
We put more than 135 site builders to the test and compared features, pricing, and ease of use. See which ones made our list for the best website builders.
|Website builder provider||Best for||Starting price||Best features|
|Best website builder||Plans starting at $16 per month|
|Best website builder for ease of use||Plans starting at $16 per month|
|Best website builder for e-commerce||Plans starting at $29 per month|
|Best website builder for creative agencies||Plans starting at $19 per month|
|Best website builder for marketing features||Plans starting at $49 per month|
|Best website builder for affordability||Plans starting at $9 per month|
|Best website builder for brand new businesses||Plans starting at $11.99 per month|
|GoDaddy Website Builder|
|Best website builder for beginners||Plans starting at $11.99 per month|
|Best website builder for outsourcing SEO and design||Plans starting at $4.95 per month|
|Best website builder for websites only||Plans starting at $10 per month|
A website builder is almost a necessity if you want an online presence for your small business. After testing and researching more than 135 platforms, we determined the top 10 best website builders based on a variety of criteria. We built a lot of websites using free or paid plans, and we compared features, pricing, and ease of use.
Read the reviews below to find the best website builder for your needs.
About Digital.com’s expert reviewer, Amy Nichol Smith:
I’m an experienced journalist, tech expert, and content director. I cover various topics and industries, including retail, tech, and marketing, and have been featured in the L.A. Times, Forbes, Tom’s Guide, and Reader’s Digest.
There’s no point in choosing a website builder that’s hard to use or makes it impossible for you to add or modify something your site needs. That’s why we looked for site builders that offer the following features:
Ease of use is subjective, so we also looked at whether a website builder offers explanations of tools, guides, and checklists to help educate you and keep you on track with building your site.
Ideally, a website builder offers a free plan, and most do. At the very least, all the best website builders give you a free trial, so you can give the site editor a test drive and make sure it can work for your needs. Expensive monthly plans may be fine if you don’t have to tack on a bunch of pricey add-ons or third-party apps.
Creating and maintaining a website can be a time-consuming and expensive project, and for small businesses, it’s likely going to take more time and money, which is why it’s important to ensure you don’t have any data loss. And more importantly, you need to keep your site visitors’ and customers’ data safe.
We looked at the quality of templates first, and the quantity of templates next. No one really wants a cookie-cutter website (unless you can heavily modify the template you start with), so we look for updated designs. You also want lots of choice (to a point) so you can find one that makes sense for your industry or idea.
We test every website builder’s customer support because we want to have an idea of how long it takes to get through to a human, and whether they can help you or not. Even if a support agent fails our tests, it’s okay. We also look at the support center articles, forums, and more to see if there are other better ways to get support.