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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.1

    DigitalOcean

    81%

    Wix

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    DigitalOcean ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    9.0
    90%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.1
    81%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    7.1
    71%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    9.4
    94%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.5
    75%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    8.6
    86%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    7.5
    75%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    7.5
    75%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    DigitalOcean

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Wix

    75%
    Wix ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    60 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    DigitalOcean

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.8

    Wix

    68%
    Wix ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    43 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    32 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    DigitalOcean

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Wix

    73%
    Wix ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    81 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    65 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    83 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    92 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    89 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    92 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    78 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    75 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    DigitalOcean

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Wix

    72%
    Wix ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    65 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    73 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    47 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    67 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    52 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • DigitalOcean is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Product Scalability
    • Wix is rated higher in 1 area: Performance
    • DigitalOcean and Wix are tied in 1 area: Availability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    DigitalOcean

    85%
    31 Ratings
    7.8

    Wix

    78%
    92 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    Wix

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    DigitalOcean

    86%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Wix

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Wix

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    DigitalOcean

    90%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Wix

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    DigitalOcean

    88%
    18 Ratings
    6.0

    Wix

    60%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    DigitalOcean

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Wix

    80%
    1 Rating

    Configurability

    DigitalOcean

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wix

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    DigitalOcean

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Wix

    90%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    10.0

    DigitalOcean

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Wix

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    DigitalOcean

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Wix

    100%
    1 Rating

    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.
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    Wix

    The fact of Wix moving away from their ADI web-building tool in favour of Editor, in my opinion, makes a huge mess of everything. I feel a lot of the ease and automation of designing my website has gone to such an extent that I now "recommend" Wix only for professional developers. Worse is that I have to redesign a big part of my website as items are now linked to each other in a different way than used to be the case. In my opinion, A big ZERO for Wix, who clearly should do their homework again.
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    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
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    Wix

    • Easy to create and duplicate website, and web pages for similar products, services and campaigns, so you do not have to start from scratch
    • Find features such as video, image and button, and templates to customise your website's feel and look. For example, recently, I was able to add a countdown timer for the sale of tickets to our online conference.
    • Creating website Anchors - making it easy for you to take a visitor to a particular part of a page so that they do not need to scroll through the entire webpage making it more user-friendly.
    • The SEO part of Wix makes it easy for you to set up meta data, create fully functional social media shares that are on brand and looks professional in the Google search engine..
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    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.
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    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.
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    Pricing Details

    DigitalOcean

    Starting Price

    $5 Starting Price Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    DigitalOcean editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    1GB-16GB$5.001
    8GB-160GB$60.002

    Footnotes

    1. Starting Price Per Month
    2. Starting Price Per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Wix

    Starting Price

    $14 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Wix editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Website Plan - Combo141
    Website Plan - Unlimited182
    Website Plan - Pro233
    Website Plan - VIP394
    Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Basic235
    Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Unlimited276
    Business & e Commerce Plans - Business VIP497
    Enterprise5008

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    DigitalOcean

    I've been very happy with it for my purposes and I plan to continue to use DigitalOcean for the foreseeable future!
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    Wix

    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.
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    Usability

    DigitalOcean

    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.
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    Wix

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    DigitalOcean

    Have not found a single second of down time myself. Superior availability.
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    Wix

    I never had an outage issue per say. I would say it was very reliable of a website building platform and as a marketing source there was never any issues connecting it to the server. I don’t recall there being any editing tools or hosting issues. Nothing went down when using it.
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    Performance

    DigitalOcean

    Very quick response and high performance, you have to fine tune configurations on your machines though.
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    Wix

    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.
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    Support Rating

    DigitalOcean

    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.
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    Wix

    As stated before I didn’t use the support as I did not have the feature and did not often enough need the help. I was able to figure it out mostly on my own by exploring the site. I’ve found exploring and playing on it told me how to do most things.
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    Implementation Rating

    DigitalOcean

    No answers on this topic

    Wix

    Like I said I was a beginner so it was fun to navigate and teach myself how to implement the features when building and maintaining my site. It was a fairly easy place to host my domain, and creat something simple.
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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.
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    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.
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    Scalability

    DigitalOcean

    Great scalability, you can start with small plans and move up to premium features at a very good price.
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    Wix

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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