Kinsta vs. Wix

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kinsta
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Kinsta is a cloud platform used to deploy, host, and manage apps, databases, WordPress, and static sites, boasting 100,000+ successful web projects. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform’s fastest CPU machines on their Premium Tier Network offering 25+ locations. Projects are secured by Cloudflare-integrated DDoS protection and firewall rules. Includes 24/7/365 live chat support boasting an average first response time under two minutes for all paid subscriptions.…
$0
per month
Wix
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Wix is a free, hosted website builder, designed to be user-friendly and customizable without requiring coding from the user. It is well-known for its eCommerce solution, which allows users to build an online store.
$14
per month
Pricing
KinstaWix
Editions & Modules
WordPress Hosting - Starter
$35
per month 1 WordPress install, 25,000 monthly visits, 10 GB SSD storage
Application Hosting - Hobby
Starting at $7
per month 0.3 CPU, 0.3GB RAM
Application Hosting - Standard
Starting at $20
per month 0.5 CPU, 1GB RAM
Application Hosting - Memory Optimized
Starting at $35
per month 0.5 CPU, 2GB RAM
Application Hosting - CPU Optimized
Starting at $36
per month 1 CPU, 1GB RAM
Database Hosting
Starting at $18
per month Starting at 0.25 CPU, 256MB RAM, and 1GB Storage
WordPress Hosting - Business
Starting at $115
per month 5 WordPress installs, 100,000+ monthly visits, 30+ GB SSD storage
WordPress Hosting - Agency
Starting at $340
per month 20+ WordPress installs, 400,000 monthly visits, 50+ GB SSD storage
WordPress Hosting - Enterprise
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per month 60+ WordPress installs, 1,000,000+ monthly visits, 100+ GB SSD storage
Static Site Hosting
Free
Website Plan - Combo
$14
per month
Website Plan - Unlimited
$18
per month
Website Plan - Pro
$23
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Basic
$23
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Unlimited
$27
per month
Website Plan - VIP
$39
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business VIP
$49
per month
Enterprise
$500
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KinstaWix
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
KinstaWix
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Kinsta
-
Ratings
Wix
7.2
61 Ratings
11% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.261 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Kinsta
-
Ratings
Wix
6.8
48 Ratings
13% below category average
API00 Ratings6.944 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings6.833 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Kinsta
-
Ratings
Wix
7.6
93 Ratings
0% below category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings6.082 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings8.766 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.284 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings7.993 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.590 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings7.793 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.179 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings6.176 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Kinsta
-
Ratings
Wix
6.8
85 Ratings
8% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings7.066 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings6.748 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings5.568 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings6.153 Ratings
Best Alternatives
KinstaWix
Small Businesses
Cloudways
Cloudways
Score 9.7 out of 10
Divi
Divi
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
WP Engine
WP Engine
Score 9.1 out of 10
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Pantheon
Pantheon
Score 8.4 out of 10
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
KinstaWix
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(16 ratings)
7.3
(93 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
KinstaWix
Likelihood to Recommend
Kinsta
I currently haven't found any scenarios whereby Kinsta is not well suited. Kinsta is suited to a variety of WordPress websites from business brochures to eCommerce. Kinsta's support is second to none, so if you lack technical knowledge, this is a great host to be with, especially if you need Managed WordPress hosting.
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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
Kinsta
  • Developer friendly; WP-CLI; SSH access
  • Amazing support - I never have to wait more than a minute or two to get a response!
  • Kinsta is also willing to troubleshoot issues that are not their own. They don't just say "It's not our problem" without helping to debug the issue.
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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
Kinsta
  • No email solution provide resulting in having to find some other solution
  • Some clients find the price point difficult
  • Some clients find the lack of phone support difficult (although we find their online support great)
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Kinsta
This is an extremely solid hosting product that I have yet to find clients who use it disappointed. I have had clients move from other competitors several times in search of something more reliable and scalable but not after they moved to Kinsta.
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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
Kinsta
Their dashboard is really well layed out and simple to use for most users. I also really appreciate the fact that our clients are able to collaborate with us by granting us access. Their site migration tool is straightforward and painless to use as well!
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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
Kinsta
We never had any major downtimes with our service, and I believe that's because it's based in a cloud-based network so therefore our system is being shared amongst multiple points.
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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
Kinsta
As mentioned before the performance was amazing and pages were loading quickly. They also provide other tools to help you improve further.
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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
Kinsta
They are quick to respond, very knowledgeable and I don't have to be escalated to get my problems resolved quickly. They have an efficient chat system that allows for support requests to be handled quickly and easily picked up by another specialist if the need arises. They are always there when I need them.
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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
Kinsta
Not really it's a really easy to use system and straightforward!
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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
Kinsta
GoDaddy is the one that drove me nuts. Downtime, poor performance, abysmal customer service. I switched to Kinsta because they looked like they’d do right everything GoDaddy did wrong (and they have). Hostinger is a company whose services I still use and am pleased with them. Their shared WordPress hosting is a good value and where I put experimental sites and low-traffic things that don’t justify the purchase of better hosting at this time. They also provide good email hosting and customer service has been good. My second-favorite service provider.
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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
Kinsta
We worked with clients who have major surges of visitor hits on a Buddhist website, and Kinsta was definitely up to the job. They were able to handle this and still provide excellent performance. As well, it was easy to track down other barriers for Google Ratings using their system to further improve the performance of these clients.
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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
Kinsta
  • Our website was up and running in less than a day
  • Despite not doing a huge advertising drive yet (we're still not ready at the moment), we've noticed a steady increase of organic visitors to the site, at least by 30%, which still isn't a lot in overall numbers at the moment, but that is expected
  • Cost is higher, so we've had to separate a budget just for Kinsta
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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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ScreenShots

Kinsta Screenshots

Screenshot of MyKinsta dashboard