OnlyBusiness Review

Pros:

  • Offers month-to-month plans in addition to annual plans
  • Live chat support available

Cons:

  • Limited flexibility of website builder
  • Poor/minimal guidance for website creation
  • Can't edit directly onto the website template

Conclusion:

The OnlyBusiness Bronze Website Builder is full of features that you can add to your website to make it rich and robust, but their builder’s lack of direct editing, guidance, and flexibility makes creating your site more difficult than with other website builders. While their builder does lack in those areas. we found their phone  support to be high quality as they were able to answer all of our questions correctly.

Ease of Use

OnlyBusiness’s Bronze Plan received 2 out of 5 stars for Ease of Use. Overall they provided pretty poor guidance when using their software. While their setup wizard is pretty useful, it is hard to locate within the web builder's interface. OnlyBusiness does not allow you to directly edit content as it appears on the page of your website. Instead, you must enter your information in a box not directly on the page and watch it appear on the page. Manipulating the position of the content blocks is simple through the drag and drop interface. Adding a content block to your webpage is not as instantaneous as with other web builders that we reviewed. When using OnlyBusiness’s web builder, you must select the content type, label the particular piece of content, and then add a heading on top of it before actually being able to place it within your webpage.  The stock photos offered by OnlyBusiness are limited with very few choices for you to choose from and place on your webpage.  Placing images is a relatively simple process involving only two clicks to upload the image and then place on your webpage.

OnlyBusiness provides 60 templates as the basis for the design of your website. The HTML coding of the templates may be edited in addition to using their editing software. You even have the option to upload an entire HTML site that you have written. Editing in OnlyBusiness is not as flexible of a process as with other providers that we have reviewed given the difficulties presented when posting content. For the purpose of optimizing your sites for search engines, the builder allows you to insert your site title, description, and metatags. Many types of additional content may be added such as contact forms and flash modules within OnlyBusiness’s web builder.

Customer Support

OnlyBusiness received 3 out of 5 stars for Customer Support. Phone and Live Chat support are advertised as being available Monday through Friday from 7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. PST.  We found their phone support to be high quality. They were able to answer all of the questions that we asked correctly.  Email Support is available 24/7. Support is also provided by additional resources such as FAQs, user forums, and helpful tutorials.

Account Features

Email accounts associated with your domain name are not provided with their Bronze plan. But, if you want to set up an email account related to your domain name (i.e. yourname@yourwebsite.com), you can easily set up a business account through Gmail or YahooMail. OnlyBusiness allows you to add Google AdSense advertisements to your website in order to begin generating revenue. OnlyBusiness does not provide Privacy Protection from the WHOIS database, which is a publicly searchable database with information regarding the registrants of domain names.

Pricing

OnlyBusiness Bronze costs $8.99 per month with the purchase of the annual payment term, but the full amount must be paid up front which totals to $107.88. You may also opt to pay $9.99 per month under a month to month payment plan.  A domain registration through OnlyBusiness is included with your monthly hosting fee.  They can also point your site to a domain you have previously registered with another service. OnlyBusiness provides a 15 day free trial to test out their service before purchasing their services.                

Upgrades

Additional plans are available ranging from $17.99 to $99.99 that provides you with email accounts, increased storage, bandwidth, and e-commerce tools if more space or functionality is needed.

OnlyBusiness's Features

Name of Plan

Bronze

Price Per Month (including hosting)

$8.99

Domain Registration Cost

Included

Payment Terms

Annual

Free Trial

15 Days

Number of Templates

60

Setup Wizard

Yes

E Commerce Tools

No, but

SEO Tools

Yes

Hosting Space

2 GB

Number of Email Accounts

None

Image Library

10

Customer Support

4 stars for OnlyBusiness's Customer Support

Ease of Use

2 stars for OnlyBusiness's Ease of Use