SiteZulu is considered an entry-level website builder, with inexpensive plans that have their limitations, but with other features that make it worth a deeper look.
SiteZulu has a small collection of just 35 templates, but each one appears to be well designed and aesthetically pleasing, which is a claim not many website builders can make. All the available templates are automatically mobile responsive, making your website ready for the modern browsing habits of today’s world.
The templates are designed to be fairly generic, and, as a result, are not categorized by niche. Really, any of the 35 templates could be customized for most popular purposes, including marketing, restaurants, medical purposes, and education. They can also be used by artists, photographers, designers, and other creatives that need to have an online portfolio. The issue with that is that you have to spend time customizing a template when other website builders offer pre-made templates to fill those needs right out of the box.
Paid plans start at just $2.80/month. That doesn’t get you a ton of features and limits you to 100MB of storage per month, but for that price you get great support options, which includes a knowledge base, FAQs, email support, and chat-based support, as well as access to SiteZulu’s slick suite of website editing tools. If you’re in the market for an e-commerce site, you can opt for the Professional plan, which is currently available for $8.41/month. Of course, the only e-commerce thing about the Professional plan is that you can insert a PayPal Buy It Now button, which isn’t really much of an e-commerce solution. Plans are in the works for a full-fledged e-commerce plan, however.
At this time, SiteZulu does not allow users to download their site, although, there are plans to allow users to export their sites at some point in the near future. Another feature that’s currently missing is the availability of email. Only Professional plan subscribers get email (and just two addresses, at that), and the as-yet unreleased Business plan provides users with five email accounts.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is that SiteZulu does not currently offer blogging capabilities. While this is a proposed aspect of the Business plan, it’s hard to imagine why it isn’t a feature available on current plans. Nonetheless, if you don’t need to blog, there is plenty else to appreciate about the SiteZulu experience.