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Score 9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

DreamHost

Dreamhost was previously a great web host with reliable service and top-notch features, but I can no longer recommend them. If you're looking for web hosting on a Linux platform (such as running PHP or platforms like Wordpress, Jooma, or Drupal), with simple pricing services, then this is the great service for you. One big downside is lack of phone customer support. This is especially frustrating because of their many issues the last few weeks, which aren't easily resolved or addressed by their team.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

I would recommend Wix 100%, due to the fact that the marketing strategy that it gives to the customer makes you want to register for such a great site. It also has a great user experience, without putting difficulties on the site creation process. Wix really knows what the user wants.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

DreamHost
Wix
8.3
Role-based user permissions
DreamHost
Wix
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

DreamHost
Wix
8.3
API
DreamHost
Wix
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
DreamHost
Wix
8.5

Web Content Creation

DreamHost
Wix
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
DreamHost
Wix
8.8
Code quality / cleanliness
DreamHost
Wix
7.9
Admin section
DreamHost
Wix
8.4
Page templates
DreamHost
Wix
8.5
Library of website themes
DreamHost
Wix
8.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
DreamHost
Wix
8.3
Publishing workflow
DreamHost
Wix
8.5
Form generator
DreamHost
Wix
7.8

Web Content Management

DreamHost
Wix
7.6
Content taxonomy
DreamHost
Wix
8.1
SEO support
DreamHost
Wix
7.1
Bulk management
DreamHost
Wix
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
DreamHost
Wix
7.7
Community / comment management
DreamHost
Wix
8.1

Pros

DreamHost

  • Customer service is industry-best. We've never had a problem that wasn't solved by them almost immediately.
  • Their dashboard is extremely easy to use and doesn't cause any confusion at all.
  • Their website speeds are good but not great. In an age when speed is important, they are good enough, especially for the price.
  • They have a great backup feature.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • The most important strength of Wix is its simplicity and intuitive interface. Wix is, by far, the best web CMS that I've ever used because it's easier to navigate and understand than other CMS platforms. Once you start building your site, there are pop-ups explaining what to do next until your entire site is filled with content. Because it's so easy to get started, I've completed websites on the same day that I started them, which makes marketing managers and directors extremely surprised and excited.
  • Wix's design and theme options are the best I've seen. When using other CMS platforms, I've had a difficult time finding themes that fit the way that I want to organize the content on my website. I felt restricted because the themes were not editable. Wix, however, allows users to edit themes as much as they want. The platform will also take the information that you've already plugged into the site and find a theme that works, choose the best fonts, and even implement color schemes. Wix really gives you control over the way your site is organized but also provides a "hands-off" route for people who don't want to be too heavily involved in the design process. There are options for any and all levels of experience and involvement.
  • Wix has an option to add a contributor to a website, which I also have not seen on any other CMS platforms. In most cases, CMS users would need to create several logins to get their colleagues or partners to edit the site. But with Wix, I can have my own account with both personal and professional sites - and invite colleagues to edit a specific website without seeing anything else. It's similar to having a Google Drive of websites. I can see all of my Wix websites, but colleagues can only see or edit the websites that I invite them to.
Brittney Collier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DreamHost

  • They could have better deploy solutions for not so experienced users
  • More integration with external services to automate some tasks
  • Better ways to track hosting performance
  • The user management could be easier to understand
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • Some of the features do not work consistently or they are not able to be seen at all times.
  • There are frequent bugs.
  • SEO optimization can be improved.
  • They removed some features that I cannot get back.
  • Form builder applications and plug ins can be slow to set up and slow to load.
  • Cannot customize certain features.
  • Handling the footer section can provide issues.
  • Event application / plug in has basic features but mostly not useful.
  • Paid plug ins don't work well or fast enough.
  • Paypal buttons take a long time to load.
  • Repeater boxes don't work well.
  • It doesn't allow you to copy and paste a section from one website design to another website design, which is an important function for saving time when managing multiple business websites.
Marian Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DreamHost

DreamHost 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We have every intention of staying with Dreamhost, but we are a tad concerned with the company's recent involvement in high profile litigation and controversial topics. While we don't take a position one way or another on what type of content they should host, one concern we have is that repeated attacks on their infrastructure have caused significant downtime during business hours for us, and that's something we'll have to take into consideration going forward.
Derek Letellier | 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

DreamHost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wix

Wix 8.7
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

DreamHost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

DreamHost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

DreamHost

DreamHost 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Whether we're calling in on the phone, live chatting or emailing, we get immediate high-quality, native English-speaking support. This cannot be overstated when it comes to hosting, because support tickets are usually time sensitive and high stress. I've always had great experiences with the limited times we've needed to use DreamHost support. We've dealt with support for many other providers and no one comes close to DreamHost.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

DreamHost

We've tried a few other WordPress-specific hosts, as well as other shared hosting providers (Rackspace, WPEngine, and others). We have found that DreamHost gives the best balance of cost, performance, and features, for our needs. All vendors have their own pitfalls and shortcomings, and DreamHost isn't without its own, but it works for us.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

Wix just has a better repertoire of templates, default design formats for displaying images and video, and a wider control over what I can tweak to make the site truly my own. I love Wix’s simple to grasp user interface and speed with which it works to upload my images. It also contains just more options in templates and plug-ins in my opinion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

DreamHost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

DreamHost

  • The service can really be a positive value with its very solid performance and lack of downtime issues found with other services.
  • For those with limited hosting or web development knowledge, the service can be a challenge to fully utilize. Sometimes this may mean additional training.
  • The service also provides a number of expansion opportunities for growing with greater functionalities.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

  • For clients, it has had a positive ROI. The site I built for them using Wix was able to function as their hub for events and for marketing their events.
  • For myself, it has had a small negative impact. I've let my premium account expire due to not needing it anymore. For generating leads for my freelance business I've found that LinkedIn is by far the better choice.
  • Overall, I have been able to add my experience using Wix to my personal portfolio and resume. I can advise clients on its pros and cons as well as jump in and help them with the Wix interface if they ask me to do so.
Deven Bhagwandin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DreamHost

General

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

Wix

General

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

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