Reasons not to use website services that only rent you your website

If you are using or considering to use services that provide cheap web design tools on their server to develop your website, you should read this now.

  • Third party web design tools that are hosted on their server NOT your own hosted account where your website is means you don’t own it.
  • The content of your website is not in your possession and you do not own it – if they shut their service down, you lose your website
  • Your website is being redirected to their service and not on a server you can manage.
  • Your website’s URL’s ie: yourname.com/interesting-content becomes something like yourname.com/#!content/c2kp which is not SEO friendly
  • WIX websites do not typically pass the Google Mobile Responsiveness test causing you to have reduced SEO ranking in Google – try your website here www.google.ca/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
  • Some of these websites on a mobile phone do not transition to mobile style and are full page format causing people to have a hard time viewing the page and stretching it with their fingers so they can read the text
  • Read what this person said about issues: fitsmallbusiness.com/wix-vs-wordpress/
  • Another review with 5 reasons not to use one of these services: awesomelytechie.com/5-reasons-dont-use-wix/
This article is intended to help people understand their choices about web development and educate them so they can make decisions based on knowledge.