The website building platforms can be divided into two sections:
- Website hosts
- Website platforms with templates
A website hosts basically installs all the needed programs – wed editor into your website so you can edit everything that is posted to the website: images, videos, etc. However, some website hosts require to work with other CSM (content management system) such as Joomla, Magenta, WordPress and similar.
Website builder platforms with templates for me sound like a lot easier way to build my own website. Most of them provide options of either installing your own website created by (Adobe Muse, Dreamweaver CC and others) or you can use their given templates and adjust them as much as they are allowing – how much they allow to adjust depends on how much you pay for the website, for example if you pay the basic price, they might not allow to change the designs as much as the premium buyer would.
Squarespace, Tumblr, WordPress and WIX are the most famous website builders. After assessing their strengths and weaknesses I decided that I would be willing to try building my website either using a WIX platform or a Squarespace platform. I liked Wix the most because it gives loads of website templates to chose from and opportunities to adjust them the way you would like to even having a free account, which means this platform will provide even higher website building tools on a premium account, on the other hand it is pretty expensive compared with the other website building platforms. Squarespace is one of my potential options mostly because the prices of the website are pretty small and it has a built in tool which provides options to work with the information you are posting on the website, however it does not provide many templates to choose from but you can post your website on the Squarespace if you created it in other programs such as Adobe Muse and similar.
http://www.doteasy.com/web-hosting-articles/ A lot of useful articles on website hosting!
http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/difference-cms-site-builder.shtml – differences between a CSM and a Website Builder!