Website Builder News, Reviews, & Tools
Updated Jan 10, 2012
Top 7 Website Builders

Our focus is on how good each website builder is for creating a business website. We evaluate online website builders that are used through your Web browser. We do not review ones you download onto your computer.

We cover a range of categories common to all website builders. Find out more about our criteria.

CityMax.com 4.5 stars Very Good $19.99 / Mo Free Trial
Homestead.com 3.5 stars Good $19.99 / Mo Free Trial
Godaddy.com 3 stars Fair $9.99+ / Mo No Free Trial
Prostores.com 3 stars Fair $29.95 / Mo No Free Trial
Web.com 3 stars Fair $29.95 / Mo No Free Trial
Moonfruit.com 2.5 stars Okay $4.49+ / Mo Free Trial
smallbusiness.yahoo.com 4 stars Poor $39.99+ / Mo No Free Trial

CityMax is the best in its class. It's the easiest to use and gives the best bang for buck. It has the widest set of features and promotional tools included in its all-in-one price, many of which are unique to this builder alone. Read Full Citymax Review

4.5 Stars, Very Good
$19.99 / month + Free Trial
www.citymax.com

Homestead has many flashy editing tools for making fun personal sites, but lacks the professional features businesses seek. It allows a high level of design customization, but is hard to learn because it uses several editors. Read Full Homestead Review

3.5 Stars, Good
$19.99 / month + Free Trial
www.homestead.com

Go Daddy's builder is hard to use because it combines several kinds of software, each of which has a different way of doing things. It has a nice shopping cart though, and solid phone support (you'll need it!). Read Full Go Daddy Review

3 Stars, Fair
$9.99 / month (No Free Trial)
www.godaddy.com

ProStores has the most complete e-commerce system and is great for running advanced Web stores. Unfortunately, that attention to detail doesn't extend into ease of use, tools and features or any other part of the builder. They also charge you a percentage off each sale. Read Full ProStores Review

3 Stars, Fair
$29.95 / month (No Free Trial)
www.prostores.com

Web.com is not easy to use, but it comes with a few great business features that may make it worth your while. Read Full Web.com Review

3 Stars, Fair
$29.95 / month (No Free Trial)
www.web.com

Moonfruit is the only builder that uses Flash technology. It's great for making fun sites with lots of animation, but has no business tools and no fully integrated shopping cart. Read Full Moonfruit Review

2.5 Stars, Okay
$4.49 - $23.99 / month + Free Trial
www.moonfruit.com

Yahoo's builder is a big disappointment. With their reputation, we expected a lot. What we got was a costly builder that charges you a percentage off each sale, is difficult to use, and has almost no business tools. Read Full Yahoo Review

2 Stars, Poor
$39.95 - $299.95 / month (No Free Trial)
smallbusiness.yahoo.com

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Rodney Scott
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Eric Rancic
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