The best way to get an idea about a certain product or service is always to check the reviews. Many professional reviewers have extensive knowledge with the products they are covering and give you expert insights into how well or how poorly they’ll meet your needs. Of course, when it comes to web hosting reviews, it can be difficult to get an accurate portrayal of the service. It’s foolhardy to think that a professional could (or would) use a particular service long enough to make an adequate judgment about its quality. This becomes even more unlikely when you consider just how many web hosts are out there. The same idea applies to many website builders reviews. These reviews are generally going to be based off of speculation more than anything else. That’s largely because many website builders are integrated into web hosting services. So, how can you be sure that the product you are thinking of trying is going to be any good?
Customer Reviews are Honest, Insightful
In large part, the only way to combat potentially dubious reviews is to look for individuals who have actually experienced the web host or the web builder. It’s really the only way to gain any accurate insight into the world of web hosting. When you think about it, it would be largely impossible for a professional to test out a wide variety of web hosting services in any reasonable amount of time. But, web hosts and web builders feature their own large customer base full of experienced users ready to voice their opinions. Obviously, some customer reviews should be taken with a grain of salt. Negative things are always going to happen and certain providers might be blamed too harshly for a momentary mishap. But, if the reviews seem to be universally negative while pointing out the same specific mishaps over and over, then it’s likely that you can take those at their word. Some things to look for in website builders reviews are:
- Ease of use (is the user interface simple to follow or is it like reading a foreign language?)
- Navigation (how easy is it to get around to the various implements of the website builder?)
- Tools (are there enough options for everything you want to do?)
Of course, there are certainly more things that you can look for, but, when it comes to website builders reviews, you’ll want to focus largely on those three areas. There are many different website builders to choose from, including some that are completely free. It’s important that you understand exactly how much you might be affected by any bugs in the system or confusing terminology. It’s probably also good to note just how much expertise is involved in the website builder. Some builders essentially require that you know at least a little bit of code, while others will operate whether you know code or not. It’s important to look for WYSIWYG (“What you see is what you get,”) editors if you’re a beginner. Usually, these will be formatted in a simple drag and drop style that can make editing super easy.