Fortunately, both Wix and WordPress have several premium plans that should work within most business budgets.
Wix’s plans are pretty similar to one another. Although the higher-tier plans give you more storage and a few additional perks like Google Ads credit, each Wix plan gives you unlimited bandwidth and access to all of Wix’s essential features, like themes and apps.
WordPress’s plans, however, vary significantly. In fact, we only recommend the Business plan. While you could use the Personal or Premium plans for a business website, they don’t let you add plugins or customize your CSS—and without those features, there is absolutely no reason to choose Wix over WordPress.
(If money is really a concern, GoDaddy and Weebly both offer very affordable plans that we like more than WordPress’s lower-tier plans.)
But plan pricing is just one cost to consider.
You should also budget for additional costs, like a domain, plugins, and premium themes.
Both WordPress and Wix offer a free domain name for one year when you get a premium plan. After that year, you can either renew your domain through them or transfer your domain to another registrar.
As far as plugins go, we mentioned earlier that WordPress and Wix offer both free and paid apps. So your plugin costs will really depend on your needs. If you need a basic online presence for your podiatry clinic, you probably won’t have to pay for any plugins; if you’re creating a large online store to sell hair accessories, you might want one to track shipping or add gift-wrapping options.
And don’t forget design themes. Wix’s business plans include premium themes at no extra cost, so Wix customers don’t need to worry about that cost. WordPress, however, has some free themes, but you might want to buy a theme elsewhere (like ThemeForest). A theme will often run you between $20 and $100, so budget accordingly.
(Both Wix and WordPress include hosting in their plans, so you won’t need to worry about web hosting providers for your website.)