Which platforms are best suited for creating a domain!

Started by ggroni743, Jul 03, 2022, 02:02 PM

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I will note 2 platforms that I use myself:
1) Wix - this visual website builder is known all over the world. It is focused on creating small websites: business cards, landing pages, small online stores.
2) Site 123 is a very simple website builder that is not cluttered with unnecessary functionality, but at the same time copes with its responsibilities perfectly.

They are easy to use and understandable for beginners!


Among semi-professional developers, the most popular are WordPress, Tilda, Joomla. It is worth noting that it is quite easy to create even a mini store on WordPress, although for this you need to add the (free) WooCommerce application. 8)


Hi! Now there is a very wide variety of such platforms that it is really difficult to choose a reliable and good one. But I've heard a lot about Hostinger. There are good rates, and in general, this platform is very convenient for work.


WIX is the most popular online constructor with worldwide reach. Now the platform operates in 20 languages in more than 190 countries. The number of users exceeds 180 million people. Wix gained such popularity thanks to a special approach to creating designs.

That online designer always follows market trends and offers a huge number of ready-made templates created by professional designers (look at a selection of real Wix examples).
In addition to ready-made templates, a special service based on artificial intelligence is available that can generate a design based on user preferences (Wix ADI). The basic functionality of the platform is easily expanded by activating applications from the store (some applications may require a separate subscription).

Advantages/key features:

A huge selection of ready–made thematic templates and a unique generation service (all these functions are free).
Functional online page editor (constructor).
A sufficient set of related services and services (for instance, there is even a logo designer).
Additional functionality and integration are provided by applications from the catalog.
All tariffs have free SSL certificates.
The platform is suitable for building any type of web sites (from blogs to online stores).

WordPress is an open source content management/content management system. The code was first introduced in 2003, and now almost half of all sites in the world work on this engine. Despite the fact that WordPress was developed specifically for blogging, very soon the engine began to be used for other tasks. That was facilitated by the convenience of the admin panel, wide recognition from users, well-developed documentation for developers and a rapidly growing number of add-ons.

On WordPress, you can run both single-page landing pages and large online stores with comprehensive functionality and a set of integrations. There is just a huge amount of ready-made manuals and other information on the engine on the web. The only caveat is that WordPress requires reliable hosting (developers recommend Bluehost).

Advantages/key features:

Convenient control panel and intuitive interface (suitable even for beginners).
A huge number of plugins and templates (both paid and free, installation of most of them is possible from the official catalog).
Full user control over the web  site and uploaded files, the engine code can be edited to suit your needs.
It is possible to write add-ons that implement non-standard functionality.
The engine is actively developing and being finalized, the vulnerabilities and problems found are promptly closed.
Compatible with most web hosting services (many of them allow you to install the engine in one click).

OpenCart is like an analogue of WordPress, only in the field of e–commerce. The engine is distributed completely free of charge, its source code is open, many countries have their own community, there are a huge number of extensions and themes in the official catalog, many of them are also available for free. The approach is a win-win, OpenCart accounts for almost 7% of online stores in Runet (1st place among free CMS for stores and 4th place among all CMS systems).

The target audience is small and medium–sized businesses, OpenCart can be used for large projects, but only if there are full-time programmers. A large number of forks and ready-made assemblies have been created based on the OpenCart code.  You will have to spend a lot of time to configure the original official build.

Advantages/key features:

A large number of necessary functions for e-commerce are already in the basic assembly of the engine.
The functionality is easily expanded due to add-ons, there are both paid and free plugins.
OpenCart is compatible with most shared web hosting, large projects can deploy the engine on a dedicated server or in a cloud infrastructure.
It is suitable for servicing several online stores at once (several web sites on the same engine are multi-stores).
Full control of the code, uploaded files and created content. There are no limits on product catalogs, bandwidth, etc. Everything depends only on the capabilities of your current web  hosting.

Shopify is a major online trading service originally from Canada. Launched in 2006. Currently, more than 1 million online stores operate on the platform, the services are used by customers from more than 170 countries around the world.
The service has received a special distribution in the USA and Europe. The total turnover of the platform for 2019 amounted to more than 61 billion US dollars.

Shopify is actively developing specialized solutions for business. There is, for instance, its own payment system Shopify Payments, Bluetooth card readers for mobile acquiring, its own film studio, fulfillment (3PL services), equipment for points of sale, etc. Inside the platform, you can use a free photo stock (Burst), a title generator, an online page builder and other tools.

Advantages/key features:

Comprehensive infrastructure and a large number of support services.
Expansion of functionality due to applications from the market.
Very flexible design management: there are ready-made paid and free templates, you can upload your own, there is an online editor, a quick translation tool, etc.
Effective built-in marketing tools.
The functionality of the "remote" button "buy" for an existing web site (even without having a store on the platform, you can pay through it – the "Shopify Lite" tariff).