Sitekreator.com is an online website hosting service that allows users to build their own site or choose to purchase a pre-built site. Users wishing to build their own site are provided with a set of easy to use tools, with up to 200 pre-defined site templates to choose from. The site offers a WYSIWYG site editor, which makes editing most page elements a simple task. HTML knowledge is not required to build a site, but would be helpful. The pre-defined templates include pages for Home, About, Services, Clients and Gallery. In addition, Blogs and Forums can easily be added to the site.
The site can host the user's site on its own domain, or a subdomain of the Sitekreator site can be used for the web address. User's can also choose to have Sitekreator build a custom site for them, which includes content, galleries, mailing lists, contact forms, blog and forum. All accounts include email addresses as well. Depending on the plan chosen, the site offers technical support via email, chat or phone. The site offers a 14-day free trial, and technical support is provided during the trial period.
SiteKreator officially launched at DEMOFall in 2006.
Competition to Sitekreator.com comes from Squidoo.com and Yola.com. Both of these sites offer a service similar to Sitekreator.com. Squidoo is most like Sitekreator, with easy to use tools for building a site. Yola follows a more Wiki-like format for the websites it hosts, but is also easy to use. Overall, Sitekreator has more pre-defined templates available to choose from.
The user interface for the site editor is very easy to use, and is quite responsive. Navigation is intuitive, with a drop-down menu provided to select various areas of the editor. File uploads are quite responsive as well. The Sitekreator.com site does not display any advertising.
Registration for a 14-day trial is free and does not require a credit card for signup. The registration process asks for username, site name, password, email address and phone number. Validation of the email address is required. A paid membership must be purchased at the end of the 14-day free trial to continue using the site.
Sitekreator.com offers 3 different paid membership plans. The Standard plan offers 1,000MB of storage, unlimited bandwidth and 5 email addresses for a price of $19.95 per month. The Premium plan offers 2,000MB of storage, throughput of 100,000 visitors per hour and 20 email addresses for $39.95 per month. The Deluxe plan provides the user with a custom site built by Sitekreator.com web designers, and includes 4,000MB of storage, 40 email addresses, maintenance of the site and priority support. The Deluxe plan costs $79.95 per month, with a $500 setup fee, which is waived if the customer makes an annual payment.
Sitekreator.com is recommended to anyone who wishes to create a web presence without special technical skills. The large selection of pre-defined site templates and easy to use site editor make creating a web site easy even for a beginner. In addition, the custom option is very reasonably priced when compared to other custom-built websites.