Understanding Different Types of Web Hosting

In our current age and with the technological and electronic revolution, we all think of different ways to spread and reach a larger number of customers, and find ways to present services. Websites are among the most widespread marketing tools as they provide unlimited opportunities for expansion beyond a specific geographical area. The internet is the primary search tool, which is another reason highlighting the necessity of having a website.
You can create a website using different programming platforms. In this article, Yasham Internet Design and Programming Company provides a comparison between the WordPress content management system and the Wix platform.

Wix Platform:

Wix is a software company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, offering website creation through a monthly or annual subscription based on ready-made templates that cannot be modified.

Key Features of the Wix Platform:

  • Supports drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Contains special tools for creating a portfolio.
  • Offers many templates and add-ons to enrich the site.
  • Simple and useful interface that helps in creating a website matching the visual identity.
  • Customer service available to help resolve any issues via email or phone.
  • Ads linked to Wix will appear on your site unless you choose advanced paid plans that include ad removal.
  • Not suitable for creating anything other than small stores as it is not specialized in building stores.
  • The drag-and-drop interface, while easy to use, limits creativity in site design.
  • Creating a site on Wix takes much longer than usual.
  • Costs may be higher than other options.


WordPress is an open-source electronic system built with PHP and MySQL databases, developed by a group of volunteer developers. Statistics show that WordPress powers over 50% of the websites designed on the internet.

Comparison between Wix and WordPress:
1- Cost:

Wix offers a basic website creation tool for free. However, there are two main drawbacks to this.

  1. Wix adds its ads at the top and bottom of your website.
  2. You cannot use a custom domain name for your site in the free plan, so your website address will be: username.wix.com/sitename.

The basic plan on Wix does not offer essential functions such as Google Analytics, Favicons, and eCommerce. It should be noted that the basic plan costs $5 per month.

On the other hand, WordPress offers flexible plans available from a variety of web hosting companies. The cost depends on the amount of resources you use, and you have the freedom to use your WordPress site in any way you want.

2- Ease of Use:

Wix comes equipped with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface that helps design the site, as it comes with several tools for building site sections such as a portfolio and contact information. This can be both a blessing and a curse, as the easy-to-use interface may limit creativity and make the site less unique in design and content.

WordPress, on the other hand, comes with an editor to add your content, as well as templates that support drag-and-drop functionality and the ability to program the design from scratch. Therefore, WordPress excels in this area as it supports ease of use and uniqueness in design and content.

3- Site Design:

The design of the site plays an important role in its success and in fulfilling the primary purpose of creating the site, which is to attract more visitors and customers. Wix comes with over 500 pre-made templates to choose from and designs varying by category, such as business or arts or stores. The major drawback is that once a template is chosen and added to the site, it cannot be changed; you can only edit and customize it within the available tools, but you cannot switch to another template.

WordPress, however, has hundreds of thousands of free and paid templates, although free templates have limited support. WordPress templates vary by category, such as business or personal sites or stores, and most add-ons come with high customization options. You can also use plugins to add a specific style and feature that the template does not provide.