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Likelihood to Recommend

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a powerful tool with respect to the services and pricing that it offers. It is easier than other products and also provides servers that are inexpensive with great performance. DigitalOcean also offers additional add-ons such as additional IP addresses, scheduling of backups, etc. One of the best advantages is that it is efficient and is open source. Although, it is suited for a firm that is looking to cut down cost. Also, it is not suited for an organization where the dev/platform/DBA team is less experienced.
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

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

DigitalOcean
8.1
Wix
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
DigitalOcean
9.1
Wix
Dynamic scaling
DigitalOcean
8.1
Wix
Elastic load balancing
DigitalOcean
7.1
Wix
Pre-configured templates
DigitalOcean
9.4
Wix
Monitoring tools
DigitalOcean
7.5
Wix
Pre-defined machine images
DigitalOcean
8.6
Wix
Operating system support
DigitalOcean
7.5
Wix
Security controls
DigitalOcean
7.4
Wix
Automation
DigitalOcean
8.0
Wix

Security

DigitalOcean
Wix
7.2
Role-based user permissions
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.2

Platform & Infrastructure

DigitalOcean
Wix
7.2
API
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.1
Internationalization / multi-language
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.3

Web Content Creation

DigitalOcean
Wix
7.6
WYSIWYG editor
DigitalOcean
Wix
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.5
Admin section
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.7
Page templates
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.8
Library of website themes
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.7
Publishing workflow
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.8
Form generator
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.1

Web Content Management

DigitalOcean
Wix
7.2
Content taxonomy
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.7
SEO support
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.2
Bulk management
DigitalOcean
Wix
6.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.0
Community / comment management
DigitalOcean
Wix
7.1

Pros

DigitalOcean

  • DigitalOcean provides some of the best cost-to-value services available
  • The DigitalOcean cloud console is very intuitive and easy to navigate
  • DigitalOcean has great support for Docker and other dev ops tools like Terraform.
  • DigitalOcean iterates quickly and provides cutting edge features for organizations that want to keep up with the latest and greatest dev ops tooling
  • DigitalOcean has a great developer community and numerous support docs/tutorials
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

DigitalOcean

  • Some products/services available on other Cloud providers aren't available, but they seem to be catching up as they add new products like Managed SQL DBs.
  • While they have FreeBSD droplets (VMs), support for *BSD OSs is limited. I.e. the new monitoring agent only works on Linux.
  • There are no regions available on South America.
  • They don't seem to offer enterprise-level products, even basic ones as Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Oracle products, etc.
Leonel Quinteros | 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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
Creede Lambard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.6
Based on 6 answers
I honestly can't think of an easier way to set up and maintain your own server. Being able to set up a server in minutes and have fully control is awesome. The UX is incredibly intuitive for first-time users as well so there's no reason to be intimidated when it comes to giving DigitalOcean a shot.
Chris Widner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
Hernán Silva | 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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
Hernán Silva | 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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 8.8
Based on 18 answers
They have always been fast, and the process has been straight-forward. I haven't had to use it enough to be frustrated with it, to be honest, and when I have an issue they fix it. As with all support, I wish it felt more human, but they are doing aces.
Bobby Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

DigitalOcean

Amazon has a very complex UI and many products to offer. They haven't polished up their UI and it has a much greater learning curve compared to DigitalOcean. However, Amazon Web Services (AWS) does have more comprehensive cloud computing services, which forces some companies to migrate their backend and other services to AWS as they scale up.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
Hernán Silva | 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

DigitalOcean

  • With DigitalOcean, I've been able to move all my sites to https using my own implementations of SSL with LetsEncrypt.
  • Since moving my sites to DigitalOcean, my hosting plan costs less than 40% of what I paid for similar hosting from Site5.
Jeanine Schoessler | 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

DigitalOcean

General

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

DigitalOcean Editions & Modules

Edition
1GB-16GB$5.001
8GB-160GB$60.001
  1. Starting Price Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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