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December 13, 2019

Types of Website Platforms: Choose the Best Platform for Your Personal Website



In today’s digitalized world, having a website is more of a necessity than just a trend. From small businesses to large enterprises, everyone is looking for the best ways to build an online presence. Nowadays, people are creating personal websites to share information with the world. And luckily, there are various types of website platforms available for building a robust website. Some of the popular names are WordPress, Weebly, Wix, Shopify, Squarespace and more.



So, if you are looking to create an outside-the-box personal website, then keep reading this post.

Types of Website Platforms       

WordPress or WP is one of the most influential platforms to design a wide range of websites. It is available in 62 languages which makes it easy to understand and people from all across the globe can use it. However, you don’t need to be an expert to build your own site with WordPress. It is easy to use and is also an ideal platform to showcase your skills, talents, and experience.

WordPress is a free website that comes with several web hosting options. You can choose the best web hosting option from shared hosting, VPS and dedicated hosting and start building a personal website on the WordPress platform.

It comes with lots of customization options. You can also pick from several template designs or purchase from the third party or even get custom designed site for yourself. Undoubtedly, creating a personal website with WordPress CMS is easy, only if you follow the required steps.

When looking for different types of website platforms, Wix can’t be ignored. This is another amazing option to create a personal website. It lets you select the layouts and features of the site with just a few clicks. This user-friendly platform lets you create blog sections as well as online stores. Even newbies can easily use this website as it supports drag-and-drop functionality.

It comes with many features to choose from and can be smoothly customized. With Wix, you can pick from different blank templates available and start from scratch. Wix provides a free plan with storage and limited bandwidth. This plan does not include a domain name, hence if you choose to keep your website, then you might want to opt for a premium plan.

                                   

When considering various website platforms types, another name in the list is ‘Weebly.’ This platform is best for those who are looking for the most convenient website creator. This drag-and-drop website builder allows you to create a well-designed website easily and quickly. This website building platform comes with an “app store” that enables you to add new functions to your website without any hassle.

Just like Wix, this platform allows you to move things around efficiently and add different elements to it. However, it only allows you to add features to the areas of the page that are predetermined like the main content area and the footer. It also enables you to switch templates easily as many times as you want.

Jimdo is yet another type of website platform that enables you to create a personal website easily. It is a template-based website creator through which you can create responsive and attention-grabbing websites with NO coding skills. This website builder can support any sort of businesses with features like portfolio options and eCommerce capabilities.

For a newbie, it is a great option to select from. Changing things like editing fonts and color is simple. You can simply add them with just a few clicks. This template site allows you to do complete design customization. If you want to change the look or feel of your site, you can switch templates without losing any work.

Wrapping up the post

Apart from choosing a website platform, when creating a personal website, you should also take care of the loading time speed. According to a source, a one-second delay in the loading time of your website can result in a 7% conversion loss. And 40% of web users will leave the website immediately if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. So when seeking the right type of website platform for your personal website, make sure to take care of every minor detail by considering all the major aspects carefully.



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