SiteBuilder Reviews by Users & Experts

  • Last updated: 2018 November 9th2018 November 9th by
  • Bart K.
Overall Rating:
5.8
Performance
6.0/10
Pricing
5.0/10
User friendly
7.0/10
Support
5.0/10
Features
6.0/10

What is SiteBuilder?

SiteBuilder is relatively a fast-growing website building tool on the market. Their main concern seems to be with UI and core functionality. Besides, everything they offer appears to be working seamlessly as a platform.

Like many other website builders out there, they also offer a drag and drop design, an organized layout and lots of templates to work with.

But the question is, do you have to trade-off control to have convenience? Let’s find out in this SiteBuilder review.

SiteBuilder Pricing & Plans

Before we move to the website builder, let’s see what kind of pricing plans they have. At present, they only offer three type of packages.

They used to have a free hosting plan with the builder to help you host your site for absolutely free.

However, they don’t offer this facility anymore. Now you only get an option to choose from premium plans. Therefore, I’ll be describing them briefly in this SiteBuilder review.

SiteBuilder plans and pricing
  • Pro: The plan starts at $3.84/mo. You will get a Drag and Drop builder along with different customizable templates. Also, this plan will include website statistics and a free domain name. However, there’s a catch. You will only get this price rate for the first billing cycle. Moreover, the usual rate for this package starts at $7.68/mo. So, you only get one time discount.There’s another catch; you would only be eligible for this pricing rate if you go for their 2-year billing cycle.
  • Premium: This plan will cost you $5.99/mo. Also, it comes with everything the Pro plan has to offer with only one additional feature; priority support. Thus, if you have any issues with your account, you will get premium support. The regular rate for this plan is $11.98/mo.
  • eCommerce: With only additional eCommerce store support this plan will cost you $9.22/mo. This pricing is, of course, is one time discounted price. The regular price is $18.45/mo.
 ProPremiumeCommerce
Monthly cycle$7.68$11.98$18.45
1-Year Billing cycle $55.32$73.74$119.88
2-Year Billing cycle$92.16$73.74$221.4

Well, at first glance, I have to say the pricing seems ridiculously high. Also, the false advertising of the discounted prices looks a bit shady to me.

sitebuilder review price

Detailed Analysis of the Plans

Let’s dig a little deeper into their plans. I’ve collected all the necessary information in this SiteBuilder review. Why don’t you take a look?

 ProPremium eCommerce  
Disk SpaceUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
How many website templates?250+250+250+
HDD or SSD used in servers?Both HDD and SSDBoth HDD and SSDBoth HDD and SSD
SSLFree for their domainFree for their domainFree for their domain
Can you connect your domain?YesYesYes
How many websites can you make?111
How many email addresses included? No (Paid Separately)No (Paid Separately)No (Paid Separately)
Are there builder’s own ads on your website?NoNoNo
E-commerce available?NoNoYes
How many add-ons?789
A choice for server locationNoNoNo
Free automated backupsNoNoNo
Money-back guarantee14-days14-days14-days

SiteBuilder Features

SiteBuilder doesn’t require any billing information to give you a sneak peek inside. That’s why I signed up using Gmail and went straight in to have a look, for this SiteBuilder review.

At first, you’ll see a relatively simple CMS (Content Management System), from where you will be able to access and track all your websites. You’ll see an option to create a website. I wanted to check out how their site builder looked.

Therefore, I tried out some of the elements.

SiteBuilder Website Creation Dashboard

Templates

First, I was prompted to choose a template from the 250+ collection. Every template is categorized, and you can search them based on their category.

I really liked how they were organized and had quality content. Most of the web builders don’t offer quality templates. However, things were slightly different here. Moreover, you can also “preview” a template before choosing it for further editing. Therefore, when I selected the one I liked, I was taken to the editor automatically.

SiteBuilder review Offered Templates

Website Builder

In a sentence, the editor looked quite organized and straightforward. You would have to drag and drop all the extra elements. Moreover, it’s quite easy, and you will get lots of options to choose from.

SiteBuilder Site Editor

SiteBuilder provides a mobile view to help you design the website in a mobile friendly way. Once you are done editing all you need to do is to publish the site, and you’re done!

SiteBuilder review Site Editor Mobile view

The Gallery

SiteBuilder offers a wide range of stock photos to help you out. Also, you will get lots and lots of options, and all of them are categorized just like the templates.

Adding the “Image Gallery” is quite easy. You will get column, row and grid options to choose from. Moreover, you can add them anywhere on the website.

SiteBuilder Website Creation Adding Images

I kind of liked all the variations here; however, nothing seemed up to the mark. Every feature is on the average side.

Performance

I had to check out their overall performance which includes response time and uptime for this SiteBuilder review. Their average response time is 570.5 ms. But as you can see they performed the worst in Japan.

SiteBuilder response time

I guess you can expect an average level of response time for your websites hosted here. On the other hand, they promise a 99.9% uptime. However, they can provide 99.97%, which is a good output.

Now let’s jump to the next segment of this SiteBuilder Review.

SiteBuilder Pros

  • Good Templates: They have a good collection of templates with quality designs. Even though they only have 250+ templates, all of them have a classy and modern vibe.
  • Easy To Use: The Editor is super easy to use. You only have to drag and drop the elements to edit the template.

SiteBuilder Cons

  • Limited Media Support: The media support is barebones. Therefore, you will be able to add only some basic media contents.
  • Overpriced: Needleless to say, all of their plans are too pricey. Compared to their prices, the features they offer aren’t enough.
  • HTML / CSS Access: Although you can drag and drop the elements, you won’t have any access to their HTML/CSS sheet.
  • Lousy Customer Support: Their live chats are the worst. Moreover, the customer representatives can’t answer a technical question and seem to be always confused about their products.

SiteBuilder Review: Should You Sign Up?

If you want a no-fuss website, then SiteBuilder might just be for you. However, if you are looking for more competitive website designs, then I can’t recommend them. Sure, you will have a clean UI with excellent functionality.

On the other hand, you’ll have to trade-off control and performance. It’s a relatively difficult choice, so I would not recommend them for enterprise-level usage. However, they are much suited for beginner level consumers.

If you want more versatility, you should check out other Website Builders that can cover all your needs.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Simple user interface
  • Quality templates

Cons

  • No access to HTML/CSS
  • Limited Media Support
  • Pricey
  • Bad customer support

Main Features

  • Mobile View
  • Simple User Interface

Hosting Prices

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Server Locations

  • United States

Server OS

  • Linux logo Linux

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