Compare our Site
Builder with our Competitors
The best way for us to show
you if our system is right for you is to list some of the other
options you have. More than likely we are the only company that
will list our competitor's site builder demos on our own website
and when you try their demos you will see why they don't want you
to compare theirs with ours.
We pride ourselves on having
the most user friendly sitebuilder available. Yes it is simple in
comparison, but how complicated does it need to be to type in
some text and save the page. Check out some of these other demos
and you will see how different all of the options are and what
Site Builder Demo - Our
website's builder demo with the shopping cart, program manager
and page editor all bundled into one easy to use online interface.
There are extensive programs included from car dealer lot manager
to blogs, forums, calendars ect.
Godaddy - The
most popular site builder and website hosting company as a result
of massive marketing campaign which objectifies women and has men
logging on to see Danika Patrick shower videos. Everyone has seen
their superbowl commercial and they are a household name. They do
have excellent live support however the site builder is a bit
confusing for most people.
Quick Books / Intuit
- The new go to site with a massive TV campaign trying to take a
bite out of the Godaddy empire without the all boobs and sexual
hype. Their introductory $4.99 looks great but make sure you add
in the hidden costs for anything more than 5 pages.
1 & 1 Website
Hosting - This company is huge with millions of users.
They have an active TV campaign so you have probably seen their
ads and wondered what it is all about. They make it look soooo
easy! You can try their demo and see for yourself if it is all
that they claim.
Popular e-commerce site builder with plans from $25 to $700 a
month! This might be out of many peoples budgets regardless of
how good it may be.
Wix.com - A
full flash website. It is quite simple to build a flash website
using wix, but that is because the system is not very full
featured and more of a pick a style and use it type deal.
Probably the only flash system that the average user can build on.
That also might be because flash has been abandoned by most
developers for websites because it is not indexable by search
Volusion - A
popular but some what pricey e-commerce shopping system averaging
around $100 a month for a website.
Web.com - A
long standing and reliable hosting company with a great history.
They offer a very low entry price but beware of the extra fees
for the shopping cart and other features.
Hostway is a much larger company than we are and has a much more
impressive site builder. Impressive does not always mean good.
Take it for a test drive and see if it is right for you.
Homestead - I
could not find an open demo on homestead but enough information
on their demo page. You can signup for a free trial and try it
out if you want to spend the time filling in the forms to sample
- When you log in you will see a very fancy interface, but good
luck findng out how to edit a page or build a shopping cart. On
the other hand if you want to buy more services they offer that
on the very top of the management page so you can see it every
day when you log in.
Yahoo - The
yahoo sitebuilder is said to be the most downloaded web
publishing system online. The key word being downloaded as yahoos
sitebuilder requires you to download and install the software on
your computer. This limits you to only being able to work on the
website from one computer unless you copy all the files to
another computer. If you do, when you make changes the 2 versions
wont match. Its a potential mess but it does offer many advanced
This company is quite popular and has a loyal following of
designers and users but I a quite sure if you try the demo you
won't quickly become one of them. You can access their demo with
username admin and password demo. They offer you a FREE shopping
cart, unfortunately it is exactly that, a free cart provided by
another company on another network.
Management Systems - These systems are used widely by
many website hosting companies. If you use one, you will see it
over and over at many companies.
A commercial solution used by many windows based hosts. Very
popular with the unlimited hosting platforms offering everything
including the kitchen sick for a few bucks a month.
Site Studio -
A very popular site builder specifically designed to make
managing web pages easy and user friendly. You can judge for
yourself if they met that challenge.
Plesk - One
of the commercial control panels that allows advanced website
cPanel - The
most popular website management system. I don't really get it but
maybe you will. You can modify apache handlers, install perl
modules, change php settings and set up mySQL databases, all
features our site builder does not have. The question is, do you
know what they are and do you need them? Many people do, but the
average user wont. cPannel is used by large hosts like hostgator
and bluehost and many others.
We have tried to list the
software companies rather than the actual website hosts because
their sites are more reliable and less likely to close up. We
have listed some of the bigger companies like godaddy, yahoo,
homestead and hostway because we are pretty certain they will
still be open next week. There are thousands of companies
offering these products and a quick google search will get you to
many of them. In our case, there is only one place you can use
our software, here at pageBuzz.com.
This list is in no way
intended to discourage you from using or provide any reason why
you would or would not use one product over another. In many ways
our competitors have much more comprehensive programs and
features. But the average user does not understand FTP or
installing programs and managing directories full of pages, if
they did, they would not need an online site builder.
If you have little or no
experience then complicated and comprehensive site builders that
require you to understand dns records and virtual host files just
wont work for you.
If you need ftp access, the
ability to install php scripts and comprehensive tools to
redirect 404 and 505 errors then companies using the cPannel or
Plesk systems are a great solution for you. But if you only need
a website and you want someone else to worry about server
configuration, uptime, installing modules and regular website
backups then pageBuzz is the best
option for you.
Clearly pageBuzz is focused on
a different client than the other mega hosts. We are filling a
void for the average user that does not want to learn html and
web design or server administration. We do not market our
services to webmasters or web developers as our simplified system
does not meet their needs. But our business model of running
enterprise class servers, closed access and simplified user
interfaces makes our system superior is performance, security and
reliability. Those are features that any business owner can