Find Out How a Website Builder Can Help You Grow Your Business?
Are you a non-tech savvy individual who doesn’t know anything about coding? Are you about to start an online business or planning to take your business online but have no idea how to create a website?
If YES, then this article is specially created to help you out to get your website without any technical input required.
A Website Builder is such a tool for people who do not want to hire someone to develop their website or spend time in writing manual codes.
Website Builders are the software or programs that allow a user to create a website without writing or editing codes. It is an Internet-based website designing application residing on a hosted SaaS online platform. It means you do not necessarily need a desktop or laptop to install the software and the website designing happens on the web hosting site itself. However, this is true only for Online Website Builders. You would need to have a computer to download and install software if it is an Offline Website Builder.
Website builders are also known as Content Management Systems (CMS) which include both in-built and self-created templates and features. CMS usually constitutes a content management application (CMA) and a content delivery application (CDA). CMA allows a user to add, edit and remove website content, whereas CDA compiles the content and publishes it on the site.
Types of Website Builders:
Online Website Builders: Web-based applications on the hosting SaaS platforms that have multiple drag-and-drop features to create a website in a few minutes. You only need web browsers, content, images and videos for the site development. Usually, these website builders have in-built templates, content publishing features and plugins to support multiple functions of the website. Few examples of online website builders are Shopify, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
Offline Website Builder: These are software that you need to download and install on your desktop. Every change made on the tool gets saved on the drives of a computer. Advantage of an offline website builder is that you do not need to be connected over the net to keep your finished work. Examples of Offline website builders are Wix, Dreamweaver, Webflow and Mobirise.
Online Vs Offline Website Builders:
In case of Offline Website Builder, you need a web host to upload your files or push website contents. Hence, you need to purchase a Web hosting plan to get your site online.
However, Online Website Builder already exists on a Web hosting site, so no additional account needs to be purchased.
Advantages of using Website Builders:
- No coding required: As already explained, you need not have to be a tech-savvy to use a CMS. These applications come with built-in templates and plugins for designing and running a website with all required functionalities.
2. Cost-Effective: You can manage a CMS yourself. No manual editing required from your end. Hence, you don’t have to hire a developer to design your website. So the cost of developing and maintaining a website reduces significantly.
3. Ownership of the content: You might not want to share content and exclusive details related to your website to someone else. Hence, using Website Builders allow you to keep your content to yourself.
4. Easy to use: Most of the CMS applications come with drag-and-drop features and pre-loaded plugins for each button and dropdowns to work as expected. Plus there are multiple free and paid website themes, templates and contents which you could use for your website.
It doesn't matter who you are? A digital marketing service provider, photographer, freelancer, blogger or an e-commerce business owner. Website Builders can make your business go online in a few minutes. A Web hosting account is a must, however, with online website builders, it gets created by default.
ONPASSIVE, an online marketing transformation company, is about to launch its very own Website Builder tool which would be free for the registered founders. Users can use the tool to register a domain name, create a web hosting account, and use its CMS portal for developing websites and publishing contents.