To compare the best website builders on ease of use, templates, customer service, and value for money, we tried to build the same site on each platform. Check out the results here.
Unlike many website builders out there, PageCloud offers unparalleled flexibility in how your website looks and feels. You can still choose from their selection of professionally-designed themes, but you also get to edit, remove, or keep any of the included features as you wish. This means that instead of the typical drag-and-drop website builder which will limit your website’s design to whatever theme you chose, you get a lot more control over every aspect of your site.
More code-savvy users can also edit the code directly, as the PageCloud editor reveals the source code of the theme. Alternatively, you can use the Elements tool, which allows you to easily add buttons, forms, navigation tools, and much more. You can also deploy one of the many apps they have available: image and video plugins, social network integrations, event management tools, and e-commerce functionality. Installing apps is a simple matter of drag-and-drop or copy-pasting the provided app installation snippet onto your page.
One feature that really blew us out of the water was the ability to import any website into the PageCloud editor and transform it into a customizable theme. You can also drag files from your desktop directly into the editor to upload them. Little features such as these make the PageCloud editor far more user-friendly than most. One downside, though: PageCloud themes aren’t built with responsive design, but the editor makes it fairly straightforward for you to create mobile and tablet versions of your site.
PageCloud offers a single package that provides everything you need to launch a website, including web hosting, security, domain registration (available only with an annual subscription), over 70 integrations, a branded e-mail address hosted on Google G Suite, free themes, and expert support. You can also take advantage of a 14-day free trial to test out the service.
Before you make a decision, read my colleague’s comparison of the best website builders to make sure you’re not missing out on better alternatives.