Like most relationships, the one you have with your website builder started out good, but before long, you noticed some red flags. Things like limited customer support or being stuck with an inflexible template started to show up and the flames that sparked the relationship started to fade and you now know it’s time to move on to another sitebuilder.
It’s a big decision; scary even, but with the proper preparation the switch doesn’t have to be as scary as you think.
The key is to know what you’re getting into ahead of time. But before we get into why you should switch from one site builder to another, let’s talk a little about site builders.
What exactly is a Sitebuilder?
A website builder, also called sitebuilder, is a tool that facilitates the creation of websites without the use of codes that are manually edited or any site design skills.
A website builder generally includes a drag-and-drop editor, which allows users to create professional looking sites.
It offers an easy to use and cost-effective option for creating good quality sites, particularly for those setting up their first platform.
What are the benefits of using a website builder?
There are a host of pros to using a site builder, but let’s look at the top three, that we’ve broken down into three categories.
– Ease of use
Ease of use
Website builders do not require users to have programming, design or technical skills.
As mentioned before, you do not need any special website building skills to create a website when you use a site builder, as they are designed for people with little or no technical skills.
They use drag-and- drop technology and user-friendly interface design that allow users to create a website without the technicalities.
Site builders also make preparation for people who do not have the requisite design skills to set up a website.
They allow users to choose professionally designed templates at the click of a button. Users also have the option to use those templates as is or customize them to fit your style and need.
You do not need to have a big budget to build a website using a site builder.
Firstly, site builders offer a host of free plans and paid plans to choose from, but even if you are asked to pay for a plan, it is a more affordable option to hiring a professional to do the job.
Additionally, using a site builder saves you money, because they will often offer users free hosting services, domain names and sometimes even free domain email services.
It is super easy to maintain your own website when you use a site builder.
The site builder’s drag-and-drop editor and easy-to-use interface, it is easy to change and update your website as necessary.
This is important because proper maintenance is necessary for the success of your website.
Why Get a Better SiteBuilder?
If website builders have all these benefits, why would you want to switch from one site builder to another?
Here are four reasons:
1. Limited customer support
Website builders are easy to use. One of the issues that may arrive come about whenever you encounter an issue and the support you get is limited. If it’s proving too difficult to get or, it’s not available at all, your website and accompanying business could suffer.
So, if you have to write up a ticket and wait forever to have your issue addressed, that is a sure sign that you need to switch to a better site builder.
2. Inflexible template
Your website is as unique as you are. It is therefore necessary that your theme reflects what your business is about.
While there will be a certain level of limitations that come with different aspects of your site builder, if the templates are too restrictive, you may want to consider looking for a new site builder.
Cost-effectiveness is one of the pros of using a site builder. However, if the cost you are paying your current site builder far outweighs the benefits you are getting, it may be time to find a better option.
4. No longer suit your needs
This point cannot be stressed enough, but every website is unique. In the same way, no two site builders are the same. So if the needs and purpose of your website change, the site builder you started out with may no longer suit your needs.
Situations like these require change, which isn’t always easy to embrace. But, why would you put your website at a disadvantage because you do not want to switch to a site builder?
How to Use the SitBuilder
At Monsterhost we offer fast, reliable and affordable hosting services that come with our own Easy Sitebuilder tool. There’s nothing to install. Just setup an account and get instant access to the software online.
– First, log into your Monsterhost account.
– After doing that click on Services. It will then direct you to the Product and Services page.
– Once there select the Beginner Site Builder plan or the one you have activated.
– Scroll down and click the Website Builder button.
Now you can begin editing your website right away. Go ahead and select the theme you want from our over 200 available templates. Customise your theme by adding texts, videos and images. Drag and drop designs and icons, save for later or publish right away.
How to Import Your Website?
We make it easy for you to transfer your already existing website to our site builder within seconds. After logging into your Monsterhost account, Go to New/Reset icon and then click Import. The other option of migrating your website is just as simple, simply go to Change Template, and scroll to Website Import. You can also follow this guide on how to import your website. There type in your domain name and then click on Import.
A great website builder makes creating a website extremely simple. It works well for both beginners and professional developers alike. If you are still uncertain about using our site builder, you can check out our demo version to see for yourself.