Wix Premium Plans - What are they and why are they so great?
When you build a site on Wix your site will automatically come with a free domain that looks something like this "myemailaddress.wixsite.com". This website will also have Wix branding (a banner at the top of the site that says "This site was built on Wix, build your own today". These are the tell tale hallmarks of a free website built on Wix, but here are some other very big differences in these sites compared to the paid-for websites that are built on Wix. One of the biggest benefits of using Wix's service is that they handle the hosting of your site which, in a nutshell, is the storage of your sites files and the bandwidth that allows visitors to actually visit your site. Included in the paid for services are access to Wix's ecommerce features which allow you to accept payments and importantly the Wix security features that keep your data and that of your site visitors safe.
A free website on Wix still has some bandwidth, some security and some features but nothing compared to that of a site that has been upgraded via a premium plan.
The costs of the various Wix Premium Plans for a standard Website
The image guide below shows the prices for the Wix Premium Plans (this image was generated in January 2023)
The cost of ecommerce plans on Wix
The pricing guide below shows different tiers of the business plans that are required if you want to receive payments on your website or sell products online.
Benefits of the Wix Premium Plan
Hosting a website with a Wix Premium Plan offers several benefits for businesses and individuals.
First, the Premium Plan provides access to a wide range of features and functionalities that are not available on the free plan. This includes the ability to remove Wix branding from your website, access to premium templates, increased storage and bandwidth, and the ability to connect your own domain name.
Another benefit of the Premium Plan is the increased level of support available. Users have access to email and phone support, as well as a dedicated VIP support team. This can be especially beneficial for businesses who need assistance with their website on a regular basis.
Additionally, Premium Plan users have access to a range of e-commerce features, including the ability to accept payments, set up an online store, and sell products or services directly from the website. This can be a great way for businesses to increase sales and reach a wider customer base.
The Premium Plan also includes a range of online marketing tools, such as the ability to create and send email campaigns, track website analytics, and improve search engine optimization. These tools can help businesses increase their online presence and attract more visitors to their website.
Overall, the Wix Premium Plan is a great option for businesses and individuals looking to create a professional, feature-rich website with increased support and marketing capabilities.
If you want to know more about the specific benefits or have questions, you can always contact Marshall Arts - we are Wix Partners and are here to help!
Hosting a website with a Wix Premium plan versus a custom hosting environment
Normal website hosting and hosting a site on Wix are two different options for creating and hosting a website.
Normal website hosting typically involves renting server space from a web hosting company, and then using software such as WordPress or Joomla to build and design the website. This option requires more technical knowledge, as users must handle the installation and maintenance of the software and server themselves. It also requires purchasing a domain name and managing it separately.
Hosting a website on Wix, on the other hand, is a website builder that allows users to create and design their website using a drag-and-drop interface. It does not require any technical knowledge and all the hosting, maintenance, and security is handled by Wix. Users can also choose from a wide variety of templates and add features such as e-commerce and contact forms with just a few clicks.
Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. Normal website hosting provides more flexibility and control over the website, but requires more technical knowledge and resources. Hosting a website on Wix is more user-friendly and requires less technical knowledge, but may have limitations in terms of customization and functionality.
It is important to consider the size, complexity, and goals of your website when deciding which option is best for you.
If you are unsure of which plan is best for your website, feel free to contact us today and we'll be happy to assess your site and recommend the right plan for your business.