Wix has many bells and whistles associated with the platform but at its core is a managed hosting platform. You don’t have to take care of configuration, installing scripts, etc. Everything is handled by the Wix team.
Wix has an advanced website builder that can be used for anything from eCommerce websites to design portfolios. It has a large library of integrations and apps, uses a drag-and-drop builder, provides hundreds of templates, and integrates with many payment processors for eCommerce stores.
Without a website that has HTTPS, visitors are skeptical. Internet browsers like Google Chrome go as far as warning them that the site isn’t secure. Wix hosting provides all users with a free SSL so their websites and transactions are secure.
Custom domain and professional email
Wix allows you to purchase or direct a custom domain to your hosting and build a website on it. This lends credibility to your brand whether it’s a personal blog or an eCommerce store. It also allows customers to get multiple emails attached to their domain which provides an extra level of professionalism.
Wix supports millions of websites around the globe and it boasts of a 99.9% uptime record. It employs extensive testing to ensure hackers aren’t able to exploit vulnerabilities in the code or any configurations. It’s also been hardened against DDoS attacks. All things considered, it’s one of the more reliable web hosts available.
Wix doesn’t have a true control panel where you can install scripts. Instead, everything is configured for you and you can make minor changes such as adding a favicon, setting permissions, updating email boxes, and a few other options. It’s also the route used to access the front end of your website for editing the design.