The #1 question I get about eHost is this:
Can you show me what their templates look like? I’d love to see examples of eHost’s website builder templates before I sign up with them.
You’ll be happy to know the answer is yes! …I can show you in just a minute 😉
You see, before I show you the pretty templates, I need to get something off my chest: I strongly recommend you do NOT use their website builder… or any website builder!
I use and recommend eHost’s cPanel hosting instead. Here’s why:
All website builders have one problem: They are closed “walled gardens” and here’s why that’s bad:
- You’re restricted to whatever features the website builder offers.
- Website builder companies nickel and dime you for features you could get for free by using WordPress (which is all free). For example… you set up your site and then decide you want to add a shop and take payments… then you find out you have to pay an extra fee to get access to the shop features… Meanwhile, if you were using eHost's cPanel hosting account instead, you could have used WordPress and had your shop set up without spending any extra money.
- If you ever want to move your site, good luck… Website builders create websites that cannot be moved elsewhere. It’s part of the business model, forcing customers to stay, or else say goodbye to their website. If you used a cPanel hosting account (normal web hosting), you could move your site to any other hosting company in the future, if you ever wanted to for any reason.
Ok, so I’m being really down on website builders. I’m a die-hard WordPress user for good reasons. WordPress is free, open source, and used by some of the biggest sites in the world. Even better, there are now free plugins that make it easier than ever to build a great website quickly in WordPress. I mean, drag-and-drop easy and unlimited customization to your heart’s content.
See the video below and you can follow along step by step as I build a website from scratch in WordPress:
With all that said… eHost’s website builder is easy to use, has nice looking templates, and is affordable. So if you still want to see eHost’s website builder templates, click here to open a new tab with live demos of eHost. Otherwise, if you’d like to stick with my advice, I recommend you get a cPanel hosting account with eHost so you can make your website with WordPress like I showed in the video.
Browse templates by category to get an idea of what your site can look like. You can even choose your favorite and click “start editing” to make your site with it.
Throwback thursday: Today in 2015, eHost didn’t have this preview feature, so I made a video trying to show you as many template examples as I had time for. I hope it’s helpful! 🙂
As always, let me know if you have any questions.