Andrés Gánem

Andrés Gánem

Senior Writer
Andrés Gánem is a writer and reviewer at Website Planet.

He writes about a variety of topics aimed at helping business owners and merchants grow and manage their ventures. These topics include (but are not limited to) website building, web hosting, project management software, and credit card processing. He regularly performs research to keep on top of the latest industry news and trends.

Andrés has also been involved with a variety of science communication groups across Mexico. Throughout this time, he’s been responsible for project management, web design, marketing and social media campaigns, and content creation. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and drinking frankly unhealthy amounts of coffee.

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Reviews

Leaders Merchant Services

Though it has a less-than-stellar track record amongst merchants, Leaders Merchant Services (LMS) has recently made a push to turn things around. Mostly, it’s been a successful one. A 98% approval rate, essential but reliable features, and top-tier customer service make LMS one of the best credit card processors around, even if some past frustrations remain unresolved.

4.8
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Smartsheet

If you don't mind a crude UI, Smartsheet is a powerful software that’s good for managing both small and large projects. You can use it to organize a team, create stunning reports, and optimize your schedule.  However, Smartsheet can take a while to learn. And unlike most other project management software, it doesn’t have a free plan.

4.8
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Clover POS Systems

Clover offers some of the most advanced and versatile POS devices on the market. Its main con has been the less-than-stellar credit card processing provided by its parent company, Fiserv. With the introduction of Paysafe’s high-quality credit card processing, however, the Clover + Paysafe combination could be one of the best available for merchants today.

4.8
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SITE123

SITE123 makes website building very easy. A user-friendly interface, helpful tips and tutorials, and 24/7 live chat are there to guide you through the entire process. The mobile-responsive templates and e-commerce features make it ideal for beginners who want to create simple sites. However, if you’re planning on building something more complex, SITE123 might prove too...

4.7
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Webador

Webador prioritizes ease of use above all else, and on that metric, it passes with flying colors. The editor is well-rounded and user-friendly, and the low prices aren’t anything to scoff at, either. It’s an amazing builder for beginners trying to get their site online quickly, but those looking for more powerful customization might need to look elsewhere.

4.7
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PaySafe POS

Though it's received mixed reviews in the past, Paysafe’s tailored transaction fees, high-risk merchant accounts, and support for international payment methods certainly make it an ideal choice for some businesses. Its POS offering might be fairly standard, but it includes everything you need to accept your customers' preferred payment methods.

4.6
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ScalaHosting

ScalaHosting offers outstanding performance and feature variety, especially for its prices. You might find that its shared hosting plans don’t stand out much when compared to other providers, but its cloud and VPS hosting plans are its best-value offerings. If you’re looking for a provider that can grow along with your website(s), ScalaHosting is a very good choice.

4.6
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Kinsta

If you have great expectations for your website, Kinsta’s cloud-based managed WordPress hosting delivers incredible performance worldwide. It also gives you useful hosting tools and a user-friendly dashboard. It’s an ideal choice for far-reaching and continuously evolving websites, but its high price won’t suit everyone.

4.2
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FastComet

FastComet’s worldwide data centers make it a solid choice for reaching locations like East and South Asia. It also provides every basic feature you’d expect from a quality host (even if it doesn’t come with many extras). When you add excellent customer support and a user-friendly interface, FastComet is an excellent choice for beginners looking to reach a worldwide audience.

4.5
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Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects definitely looks good, and it offers fantastic value for its price. It’s a particularly excellent software if you are familiar with the Zoho ecosystem or you manage a small-to-medium-sized team. But while there’s much to love about Zoho, it can get complicated to use if you manage large, complex projects. Read on to see what I mean.

4.7
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IONOS Website Builder

MyWebsite Now from IONOS is a dead-simple site builder with very low prices. If you want to get a website up and running very quickly, it could be just right. It also has a nifty e-commerce feature in case you’re starting an online store. Just be aware that the English version is not available in all countries. If you’re in the right region, it’s worth a glance!

4.6
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TeamGantt

TeamGantt is extremely easy to use thanks to its great-looking user interface (UI). It's an attractive tool if you're an inexperienced manager or can't wait to get your project up and running. But unlike other project management software, TeamGantt doesn’t provide much beyond the basics. For small, simple projects, that’s more than enough. For larger projects, it’s a...

4.6
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Rytr

Thanks to its classic word processing interface and variety of AI writing features, Rytr is an excellent tool for writers and content creators looking to streamline their workflow. Its selection of tones and use cases also makes it incredibly versatile. But if you’re looking to generate entire articles with just the click of a button, Rytr won’t be for you.

4.6
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Web.com Website Builder

While it hasn’t always been the case, Web.com offers a powerful builder with an impressive range of high-quality tools and very good design flexibility. An often confusing user experience keeps it from reaching its full potential, but it’s still an outstanding builder if you care about the minutiae of design and are looking for a high degree of control.

4.6
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PaymentCloud

PaymentCloud has earned a reputation for high approval rates, helpful customer support, and features for both e-commerce and physical transactions. Your contract comes with free equipment, and reprogramming of existing hardware is also an option. Although it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much you'll pay before contacting sales, rest assured its plans are...

4.5
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Blog Posts

10 Best Free and Cheap Wix Alternatives [TESTED in 2024]

There’s a lot to like about Wix, but that doesn’t mean it’s ideal for everyone. Maybe you’re looking for a more streamlined option, or you just don’t vibe with Wix’s editor. Perhaps, you find Wix’s free plan too limited and its Starter plan too expensive. Whatever your reason, there are plenty of affordable (and even free) alternatives available, but it can be hard to tell...

4.5
June 19, 2024
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How To Start a Business Website: Essential Steps In 2024

Whether you’re planning to build an e-commerce store or an attractive website to sell your services, a professional website is one of the fundamental components of your business’ success. But that doesn’t mean that you need a team of specialized website designers and an unreasonable investment to create one. In fact, as of , it’s never been easier to create, maintain, and...

4.3
June 06, 2024
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Best Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams [Tested in 2024]

Choosing the right collaboration tool for your remote team is crucial for streamlining teamwork and improving communication. Without a proper platform, remote work can become chaotic and inefficient, making it hard to keep everyone on the same page. Though “collaboration” is a broad term, I’ll be focusing mostly on project management software. This is because a good project...

5.0
May 31, 2024
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20 Best Wix Website Examples: Find Inspiration in 2024

Wix is so packed with features that you can build virtually any type of website, whether it’s for personal or professional use. Even if you’re entirely new to building websites, Wix is extremely easy to use, and its website editor gives you tons of customization options, so you can tweak every little detail of your website to fit your needs. That said, it can be hard to...

4.3
May 24, 2024
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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Website in 2024? Not a Lot!

The real cost of building a website can vary depending on several factors, including your preferred method. Thanks to the prevalence and development of website builders, freelance platforms, and content management systems (CMSs), you can expect to invest about $20 per month for your website. If you opt for a paid website builder, you can spend as little as $5 monthly, while...

5.0
May 23, 2024
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How Much Does Web Hosting Cost? Your Guide for 2024

Hosting is like wine in one respect: it comes in a wide range of prices, but the difference between an expensive brand and a cheap one is not always obvious. Hosting might also taste better if you let it breathe after uncorking, but I haven’t tested that one out yet. What my colleagues and I have tested are hundreds of different web hosts from around the world. From these...

4.5
May 23, 2024
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10 Best PHP Hosting Services (With Latest Versions) in 2024

It’s not hard to find a web host that supports PHP – in fact, more than three-quarters of all websites use a PHP-based content management system (CMS). What is hard, however, is finding a high-quality host that supports PHP and offers you the tools you need for complete and secure management. If you want your site to remain competitive, you’ll need a host that can keep up with...

4.7
May 22, 2024
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10 Best FREE Web Hosting Services You Can Trust in 2024

High-quality free hosting is hard to find. Sure, there are many companies that promise “free hosting,” but they aren’t doing so out of the goodness of their hearts. In the best case scenario, free hosting turns your website into a free source of advertising – and in the worst one, it’s used as a way to steal your data. There are some great free hosting alternatives, but...

4.3
May 21, 2024
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Jimdo Dolphin vs. Jimdo Creator – Which Is Best for You in 2024

One of Jimdo’s main draws is its simplicity. It provides a friendly interface, easy editing options, and a suite of functionality tools that can help you build anything from an e-commerce store to an educational website. That’s why it’s more than a little frustrating that Jimdo is not at all clear on the difference between Creator and Dolphin. To make things worse, Jimdo...

4.7
May 21, 2024
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10 Best Website Builders for SEO: Get Results in 2024

Effective search engine optimization goes beyond just getting access to and using a lot of SEO tools. The code structure that a website builder creates has a tremendous impact on how your website ranks, as does its loading speeds and general performance. Then, you have to consider that beyond SEO, you need to find a website builder that works for you. So, on top of covering...

4.0
May 14, 2024
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10 Best AI Writing Tools for Quality Content in 2024

If you need to generate a lot of content for your website or blog, an AI writer could be the perfect solution. However, it’s vital to choose the right one. Otherwise, you could end up with nonsensical – or even plagiarized – text. And this won’t do you any favors, either in terms of SEO or in the eyes of your audience. Pretty much every AI writing tool out there claims to...

4.8
April 29, 2024
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How to Cancel Your Hostinger Account + Get a Refund in 2024

Hostinger may not be perfect, but it was true to its word and gave me a full refund when I cancelled my account. The process was completely hassle-free, even though I had signed up for the cheapest plan. There’s a lot to like about Hostinger – its good performance for affordable prices makes it a well-rounded hosting option. However, it won’t be the ideal choice for everyone...

4.5
April 14, 2024
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6 Best E-commerce Credit Card Processing Companies [2024]

Unless you plan on receiving cash via messenger pigeon, credit card processing is crucial to your online business. It’s not just about accepting credit cards, either. You can put all the time in the world into perfecting your products and web design, but it will largely be in vain if your payment method is inconvenient. Without an easy way to pay, many customers will simply...

5.0
April 05, 2024
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ScalaHosting VPS Review: a Web Dev’s Honest Opinion [2024]

In the marketing for ScalaHosting’s VPS plans, the company promises not to overload the servers, and it promises that the hardware you pay for will be exactly what you get. It also promises that if you get the managed VPS hosting, you won’t have any technical issues to worry about. It also promises to be affordable (and it is that, at least). But is this affordable VPS...

4.5
March 20, 2024
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10 Best AI Website Builders to Simplify the Process [In 2024]

AI has revolutionized countless creative industries, from helping writers overcome writer’s block, to streamlining programmers and designers’ processes. Website building is no exception. At first, website builders made it so you no longer had to be a professional designer to create your online presence. Now, thanks to the introduction of AI-powered services, you even have...

4.6
March 19, 2024
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