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Old 12 Jul 2019, 08:14 AM   #1
Tsunami
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Has anyone tried Wix.com or Weebly.com?

So far I have used Wordpress for website building, but for a side project I'm keen on trying something new. Both Wix and Weebly seem to offer a quite good package for free, and with an easy drag-and-drop system (necessary for a beginner like me who doesn't know HTML or any other programming language for that matter)

I read up on both hosts, both score excellent points on this website reviewing webhosts and from their demo videos both seem easy to use.

A few concerns I had reading and watching the demos though:
- neither of both seems to allow saving a local backup on your hard drive for restoring if anything goes wrong. Weebly allows to save backups of your site on your hard drive in .zip format, but they cannot be used to restore your website if anything happened to it. Wix seems to make backups within their own system as they allow to switch back to an earlier version of your website, but saving a backup locally on your hard drive seems to be impossible, unless "duplicating" your website is what they call saving a backup on your hard drive?
I know you can download a backup of your site using external software such as HTTrack although they call that "mirroring" a website...

- apparently Weebly would block visitors from Russia, Ukraine, and China. I don't know if this is true but if websitetooltester.com is right about that, it is somewhat worrying.



Does any of you have experience with Wix or Weebly? If so, were you satisfied? Would you recommend it?
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