With starter packages from under $10 per month (which just so happen to include a free custom domain name, unlimited pages, and all website branding removed), the cost of entry is very low. We signed up for a yearly package, and this consisted of all of the above, plus the added bonus of advertising and 1GB of storage space.
Our first experience
We decided to create a website soon after signing up and sending payment. We really appreciated the sheer volume of templates to choose from – all of which look like they have been crafted by experts. We opted for a fairly simplistic layout and went about customizing the layout and internal composition straight away.
Before long (just a few hours in fact), we had a pretty great looking website that adapted to mobiles, tablets and laptop screens without a second’s hesitation. As if this wasn’t enough, any modifications that we made came to fruition immediately after refreshing the page. The menu area is very easy to navigate – so much so that we’d even call it too simple.
Regardless of the simplicity, we definitely won’t complain at how quick the design process was. If you’re a beginner designer looking for a platform to really showcase your talents – we’d definitely recommend giving Web.com a shot.
Catches that we didn’t like
Web.com might be one of the biggest names on the planet as far as website builder tools are concerned, but they aren’t quite the full package that we originally anticipated. They don’t offer a free trial or free options whatsoever. Even when we contacted the support team to help us with our inquiries regarding payment plans – we were greeted by the statement that our chosen plan would feature an extra bill for the advertisement (a charge that simply isn’t clear when signing up).
The worst thing about this is that they already had our payment details, and took it upon themselves to charge us for services that we thought were free. By the second month, we had $20 added to our bill for advertising. We did receive over two dozen inquiries through our website regarding the services that we were offering however, so this is evidence that the advertising features do work.
Our last word
If you’re looking for a comprehensive provider that prioritize their services above all else, then Web.com could well be the way to go. They offer hosting options at an extra expense, but these have mixed reviews even with the site claiming 99.9% uptime. The extra costs are an issue, but only because it’s not clear that they charge for these services. They do offer a money back guarantee however, and we cashed ours in, but only after having our site removed once cancelling our payment method.