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Wix is a website building and hosting service. They work a little bit like WordPress, but use proprietary software and themes instead of open source ones.
A Wix site is a website created using the Wix website builder. Wix allows people to get a site online without any coding knowledge.
Wix isn't a traditional host. All their hosting is done through their website building service, which is a shared hosting platform.
Customers can do most things that they could do with a traditional hosting company like SiteGround. However, Wix doesn't provide dedicated, VPS, or a reseller hosting, and its customers have significantly less control over their hosting environment.
With Wix, there's no control panel access and no access via programming language at all. All website management happens through Wix's proprietary backend system, which makes it extremely easy for non-developers to get a site up and running but does limit what tech savvy customers can do.
Wix accepts payments via major credit cards only and bills either monthly, annually, or bi-annually.
Yes. Customers who sign on for a longer plan and pay up front get a discount. See website for specifics.
Wix has a dense knowledge center at the core of their support network. They also have phone support and a version of email ticketing through their knowledge center. Higher tier plans come with priority support, which gets them to the front of the call queue and instant responses in the knowledge center.
Sort of. Wix will help you migrate your domain, but because they use a proprietary system, instead of something like cPanel, it's not possible to migrate website content directly over to a Wix site.
Yes. Wix does let you purchase domains and most plans include a free year of domain registration.
No, Wix does not guarantee any uptime.
Yes, both. They operate on a freemium business plan. Their free option lets customers get a website up and running but comes with restrictions like Wix ads on your website. For their paid plans, they offer a 14 day money back guarantee. All add-on services are non-refundable.
Wix doesn't use applications like shopping carts and CMSs. Instead, the use their own proprietary applications based around templates to help customers build the site they need. They also have an app store to help take the place of plugins and provide additional services and themes to customers.
Yes. Wix offers their customers things like SEO help, ad credits, and UX/UI site reviews. All these services vary in cost and inclusion depending on what plan customers purchase. See website for details.
Wix uses a drag and drop website editor to help customers launch their website. It's a WYSIWYG editor that uses artificial intelligence and Flash/HTML5 to make building a website easier. For most customers, the website editor is where most interaction with their website will happen. It's essentially a cross between cPanel and a CMS backend.
None. Their terms of service specify that customers need to provide their own backups and Wix is in no way responsible for that task or any lost data.
Wix offers their ecommerce customers secure credit card transactions and SSL certificates. They are also PCI Data Security Standards compliant and are a level 1 service provider (the lowest of 4 levels). On their website, Wix assures its customers it is completely virus free.
It depends. Some plans do come with unlimited bandwidth, but the terms of service do outline that Wix has the right to throttle a site if it's using too many resources. All plans are limited with storage though.
Pretty much. There is no acceptable use policy outlining the usual restrictions (eg, no adult content) and the only restrictions outlined in the terms of service are that you are not allowed to run a website if you're in a country the US is embargoing and you have to be over 18. If you're unsure, check with Wix directly.
There is a free plan, but you will find that advertising is displayed around your site content. If you want to remove the advertising, you will need to pay to upgrade your Wix plan.