In this head-to-head comparison between two top hosting providers, Webflow
, there can be only one winner. Both vendors offer a range of hosting options and site-building tools for professional web designers and others working on large-scale projects. Now, let’s see how they compare and compete.
Webflow gets a head-start on the feature front
by providing a fast and scalable web hosting service with these features:
Squarespace squares up by offering a simpler hosting service
- 99% uptime
- Ten data centers worldwide
- Free SSL certificates
- Automatic backups
- DDoS protection
- SEO and social tools
but with the following features:
Squarespace’s site builder includes a rich suite of apps and widgets
- Unlimited resources
- Inclusive SSL certificates
- Free domain with annual subscriptions.
, and a robust blogging engine with geo-tagging, post scheduling, and URL customizations. This provider is also e-commerce oriented, with support for PayPal, shipping details, data export, and coupon creation.
Webflow offers a more complex and highly advanced site builder
for professionals who want to work with mobile-optimized sites. It comes with an extensive array of features including drop-down menus, HTML/CSS sliders and carousels, video integration, custom typography, interactive Google maps, and social sharing options. If you’re working on a project, you can effortlessly export the code you’ve generated.
So, Squarespace outshines Webflow when it comes to website building
, thanks to its highly polished and more flexible site builder that caters to a wider audience of beginners and experts alike. While Webflow is undoubtedly powerful, it is aimed almost exclusively at professional website designers.
Ease of Use
If you have a good design background and solid coding skills, you’ll be at home with Webflow’s interface. However, beginners and amateurs will find it rather complicated.
Squarespace is more user-friendly, more coherent, and works well if you have zero coding knowledge. You can easily preview templates, and customize, publish, and manage your website.
Webflow and Squarespace are both averagely priced
. Webflow offers a wider range of price plans and a free plan, but it’s slightly more expensive than Squarespace and offers no refund. Squarespace does do refunds – from 5 days to 15 days, depending on the plan – and offers a 14-day free trial.
Both vendors provide top-class customer support
, with comprehensive knowledge bases and support ticket systems. Squarespace also lets you talk to staff via live chat, and typically responds to support tickets within 90 minutes.
It’s a close call because both hosts provide powerful features and effective website builders, but I’m declaring Squarespace to be the winner
. The clinchers, in this case, are the lower prices
, user-friendly software
, and live chat support