GoDaddy has been in business since 1997, much longer than most other web hosting sites, and is the world's largest domain name registrar. GoDaddy has 14 Facilities in Arizona, California, Iowa, Washington, Asia, Europe, India and more. GoDaddy has over 13 million customers. With more than 4,500 employees, and 59 million domains under management, GoDaddy clocks in at one of the biggest web hosting companies.
Wix was founded in 2006 and has steadily grown every year since. They now serve over 50 million customers and have 45,000 new sign-ups every day. Their business model helps customers to quickly and easily get a website functioning and published so they can reach their customers. With hundreds of design templates, apps and other features, there is something for every type of customer on Wix.com.
Wix.com is the brainchild of Avishai Abrahami, Nadav Abrahami and Giora Kaplan. They serve those 50 million users across 190 countries. Wix has grown to fill offices from Tel Aviv to New York and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine to San Francisco. With over 900 employees, Wix has won many awards, including 'Best Web Tool' from WebHostingSearch.com.
Wordpress.com proudly professes that it powers 18.9% of the Internet. Wordpress is open source and the most popular online publishing platform. In 2005, Wordpress created wordPress.com. Wordpress is operated by the larger company, Automatic, a company that serves more than 15.8 million pages a month, and believes in democratizing publishing and web development. Wordpress.com has 320 employees and has offices in San Francisco.
Based in San Francisco, Weebly is a popular free website provider. Over the last 8 years, Weebly has grown from a small business to a major web hosting and website building service in the world. In 2007 Weebly was ranked as one of TIME magazine's best websites. They offer these online services to more than 20 million customers in 11 languages. According to Weebly, the company hosts more than 2 percent of websites on the Internet, approximately 11 million.
The four service plans they offer allow their customers to really customize the experience they have and make Weebly work for their business. There is something for any type of customer through Weebly.
Since 2004, SquareSpace has been helping customers to design, build, publish and manage websites for any purpose. They strive to continually evolve and keep up with the changing internet trends. With three different packages to choose from, customers should be able to find the perfect fit for their needs and wants regarding their new website.From the website, their mission includes, "Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that help anyone give a voice to their ideas. From the designers and engineers who are creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to anyone putting a website together for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing."
Moonfruit works to provide a comprehensive package of website building tools to anyone who wants to publish on the internet. Their software and services work well for small, personal websites as well as large, company websites. Each of their products is designed to make the process of getting the customer’s content published as quick and easy as possible.
IM Creator began in 2011 when they built the website builder to assist friends and family that wanted a “simple and enjoyable experience” to building a website. IM Creator is powered by Google and Amazon, insuring that your website is run by the best of the best. There are new templates each and every month, insuring that your website looks fresh. Located in New York, IM Creator has been featured on TNW, The New York Times, CBS, and Venture Beat.
DoodleKit was started by Heath Huffman and Ben Kittrell in 2006. Doodlekit has two employees, the two entrepreneurs. Doodlekit has been reviewed by tech companies around the world like, PC World, PC Magazine, TechCrunch, BLoggingStocks, Webuser, AOL download squad, Killer Startups and gHacks.
Jimdo operates by the motto, “Pages to the People” meaning that they try to bring as many features a websites needs to as many people as they can. They do this by offering three different plans for very affordable prices, including a completely free plan. Their 15 million customers have taken advantage of their services and published their pages on the web quickly and easily.
Shopify's platform was released in 2006 with the original concept to create a website to sell snowboarding equipment. Once they realized many other stores wanted a similar platform to build their own online store, they built Shopify from the bottom up. Now, Shopify employs over 600 employees, has 160,000 plus merchants from about 150 countries, which has resulted in $8 billion in shop revenue.