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Score 2.7 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

A2 Hosting

if you're looking for a somewhat cheap web host but don't care about uptime, outages or decent technical support then A2 is ideal
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

Wix is well suited for start-ups wanting to create a website to promote their products and services but can not afford to pay for an expert to create it for them. It also offers a free plan for those with little to zero budget or business domain. I have and will continue to recommend the Wix website for those types of customers that I encourage to start with their business idea and test to see its viability by getting set up online
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

A2 Hosting
Wix
7.4
Role-based user permissions
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.4

Platform & Infrastructure

A2 Hosting
Wix
7.2
API
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.2
Internationalization / multi-language
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.3

Web Content Creation

A2 Hosting
Wix
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
A2 Hosting
Wix
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.5
Admin section
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.8
Page templates
A2 Hosting
Wix
8.0
Library of website themes
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.7
Publishing workflow
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.9
Form generator
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.3

Web Content Management

A2 Hosting
Wix
7.3
Content taxonomy
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.7
SEO support
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.2
Bulk management
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.1
Community / comment management
A2 Hosting
Wix
7.3

Pros

A2 Hosting

  • the hosting hardware they provide is decent when you consider the price
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • User-Friendliness: Wix is a lot easier to navigate than other web-building sites. Oftentimes it's like Wix does the thinking for you instead of just throwing endless options at you and complicating the process.
  • Unique Content: Many services for generating websites, images, videos, etc. are starting to look the same and, for that matter, they're starting to look stale. What Wix offers feels fresher and cleaner.
  • Reliability & Respectfulness: We have yet to incur any issues that have affected our web properties or routine to this point. Furthermore, Wix does not constantly throw new offers or new pricing or new requirements at us. They value you where you are.
Kristen Zatina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

A2 Hosting

  • technical support
  • quality control
  • escalating issues to management when needed
  • customer service communication
  • training their tech support team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • One place where Wix falls short of other CMS's is with insights and analytics. On other platforms, I can instantly see how many page views I received, what time the pages were viewed, location, etc. But seeing this information on Wix requires a Google Analytics integration that is not automatically included when you make an account. You have to first go to Google Analytics to make an account, then come back to Wix to activate the integration, it's a little time-consuming for a feature that most CMS's come with instantly.
Brittney Collier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

A2 Hosting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

A2 Hosting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Great customization, but a pain to backtrack. They recently added the ability to set fonts etc as headings, title, body etc, but if you did not begin your build with these presets you are screwed if you ever try to change font/ colors/layout etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
they are only technically available but having someone say hello, i'm here to help, immediately is not real responsive if they actually never address the issue being reported. we don't contact support for the bland greeting, we are actually trying to solve a business process interruption
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Premium users can use any feature for a great website. There is no limit, so the availability that Wix offers is vast.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
They are only good if you never update your website and i mean never. Otherwise their main performance diffrentiator is turbo web hosting, their highest shared hosting plan. When caching is working it performs well reducing load times by half, but as soon as you add a new page to the site, the updates don't show up until you clear the cache manually from multiple locations (wordpress a2optimized plugin, cpanel etc..). As they make updates to the turbo hosting A2optimized plugin, they do not test them properly and do not handle customer feedback about them, instead they are in denial and try to immediately convince the customer there is no issue at all! the old developer joke when they don't want to fix feedback: it works on my machine!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Not complex at all. It teaches you how to use their platform in a dynamic way. Each tutorial offers an explanation that can be reviewed later on. The connection speed of a web page has been smooth so far, with no major problems regarding this subject. Overall, Wix can manage 10+ pages with great connection speed.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
In my opinion they are unresponsive, rude, incompetent, and untrustworthy to boot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

A2 Hosting

No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix is a great starting platform for anyone looking to create a website. It definitely holds its own against any other all in one website creation platform. The one thing I would say is if your main focus is solely on eCommerce you may be better off using something like Squarespace which is specifically designed for that market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting 1.0
Based on 1 answer
I believe they do not care about addressing failures when they occur. Starting out with a working service counts for nothing if you can't maintain it, fix issues when reported, and actually take the extra step to prevent them from happening again. You have to care about quality and customer service, and A2 couldn't care less
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

Wix 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I give this rating to Wix because it's a great content creator. It has a great platform and also offers great customer service. If you encounter any technical issues, with Wix you will find a solution. For premium members or domain holders, this is the same as for Trial members or non-domain holders.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

A2 Hosting

  • they are adequate for a startup looking for cheap site hosting but unreliable for anything beyond
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • The data-driven, dynamic pages will eliminate an entire part of our event launch process. Multiplied across 60 events, over several years, that will save us a ton of time but also vastly increase the quality of our presentation.
  • The data-driven pages will also give us the ability to archive past events and radio shows in an easily searchable manner. This will be helpful for us when it comes to booking new events as well. (It has been no small feat for me to figure out the code to get this all working, though!)
  • This new site will reflect our brand and organization vastly better than our old site. It will make our organization appear much more professional and legitimate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A2 Hosting

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

A2 Hosting Editions & Modules

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Wix

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Wix Editions & Modules

Edition
Website Plan - Combo$141
Website Plan - Unlimited$181
Website Plan - Pro$231
Website Plan - VIP$391
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Basic$231
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Unlimited$271
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business VIP$491
Enterprise$5001
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