When I started online, back in 2000, it required a little knowledge to build a website: you had to learn html, softwares like Dreamweaver, you also needed an FTP client to put your pages on your server…
Then came a wonderful thing called Content Management System (CMS): WordPress, Joomla, Spip… These are ready-to-use sites, but you still have to decompress the files, put them on your server, create a database… Not very newbie-friendly!
Then Comes SiteRubix…
SiteRubix is a site builder, i.e. a tool that simplifies the process. In fact, it is so simple that you can create your site with 6 clicks of your mouse!
To start, go here: SiteRubix
Step 1: Choose a domain name
It will be the url of your site. SiteRubix checks if the domain name is available.
SiteRubix – Choose A Domain Name
Step 2: Create an account at Wealthy Affiliate
Wealthy Affiliate is an online community focused on teaching affiliate marketing. Creating an account is free. Learn more about Wealthy Affiliate here: How To Really Build A Lasting Business
Step 3: Choose to create a free website
Step 4: Choose a name
Enter the name of your site. Not sure? don’t worry, you can change it later.
Step 5: Choose a look
Select a template among the 2000+ available.
Step 6: That’s all!
Click on “I’m Ready, Build My Website Now!”
Once your site is created, you will be taken to the Site Manager, where you can manage all your sites in one place.
The Site Manager
It is where you log to the administration panel of your website. But the Site Manager gives you access to other interesting features:
- Comments: You can make a request to have comments on your post. It requires that you make at least 2 comments on other people’s websites.
- Feedback: You can request feedback on your site by other members of Wealthy Affiliate. You must before write one feedback on another member’s website.
- Move: You can move your site on another domain. Useful if you have your own domain name.
- SiteHealth: Gives you an overview of the activity of your site and suggests tips to improve it:
How much does SiteRubix cost?
It’s completely free to get started. As SiteRubix is a part of Wealthy Affiliate, you also have access to the numerous features of this wonderful community. You can host up to 2 websites.
The Premium account allows you to host an unlimited number of websites and gives you access to all the features (SiteHealth…).
Pros and Cons of SiteRubix
- Very user-friendly interface
- Secure hosting
- Daily backups
- Website monitoring & webspace
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Request Comments & Feedback features
- 24/7 Support
- No domain name: if you want your own domain name, you must buy it elsewhere
- SiteRubix uses subdomain names that have less authority towards search engines than real domains
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Have you already tried SiteRubix? What was your experience? Tell us in the comments!