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Score 9.9 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kinsta

Kinsta is perfect for organizations that host more than one WordPress website. The more sites that one organization hosts, the better the deal. They are very developer-friendly and offer a great SLA. It's probably not the best deal if you're only hosting one WordPress site or just really need a cheap no-frills hosting plan.
Matthew Lundh | 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

Kinsta
Wix
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Kinsta
Wix
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Kinsta
Wix
8.4
API
Kinsta
Wix
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Kinsta
Wix
8.5

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Kinsta
Wix
7.6
Content taxonomy
Kinsta
Wix
8.1
SEO support
Kinsta
Wix
7.1
Bulk management
Kinsta
Wix
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Kinsta
Wix
7.8
Community / comment management
Kinsta
Wix
8.1

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.
Aaron StPierre | 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

Kinsta

  • Inability to host non-WordPress sites.
  • No emergency telephone support.
Matthew Lundh | 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

Kinsta

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

Kinsta

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

Kinsta

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

Kinsta

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

Kinsta

Kinsta 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Matthew Lundh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Kinsta

From a pricing standpoint, Kinsta is a deal that we haven't found can be beat. They are always innovating and adding features to their service, they aren't as inflexible and rigid as many hosted services are. Kinsta often reaches out for feedback, feature requests and including customers in betas to try our their newest features. They truly want to be partners with their customers.
Matthew Lundh | 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

Kinsta

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

Kinsta

  • Reduced operating cost surrounding hosting
  • Reduced the number of staff needed to support clients
Aaron StPierre | 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

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Wix

Pricing Details

Kinsta

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Wix

General

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

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