Hosting With Webflow: Pros & Cons



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35 comments

  1. I discovered Webflow and created my website in it with a CMS gallery. I already have hosting with Hostinger and a domain, but either I eat the cost of Hostinger and get hosting with Webflow. Or I put time in to creating a site with a non-Webflow template.Any ideas, suggestions?

  2. Hey I’m just starting out doing web design, I’ve seen in another video you talk about yourself paying the account plan and your client pays the hosting plan, how can they edit their website as and when they want on the free plan or do they have to come to you every time they want to make changes? Also I have been watching your videos for the past 3 hours and have learnt a lot, great content👍

  3. Hey Ran!
    My client currently has a content heavy website on WordPress with comments on blogs and merch. It's a music news company. Can you tell me if all of these old data can be migrated properly and if you've worked with something similar and what all hurdles you faced on the way. It would be really helpful. Thanks alot!

  4. Hosting is a major con to me. I traditionally host to clients on my reseller hosting. I've recently discovered Webflow and LOVE the concept, but the hosting is problematic, because unless I increase my hosting markup, the hosting on webflow effectively halves my hosting cashflow (unless I raise my rates)… however the spin that it's CDN, high performance hosting… yeah, I can see that.

    Curious if any web developers have had the same issues, and how they overcame it?

  5. Hi Ryan, I love your channel. I’m about to subscribe to Webflow Lite because Pro is a bit expensive for me.

    I need clarification on the aspect of code export. If I export my code on Webflow Lite, does the project get deleted from Webflow?

  6. I chose webflow to avoid the maintenance effort that comes along with a self hosted open source solution. That particular client doesn't need a full fledged CMS but rather a simple set of pages, that he can update sporadically.

  7. I’ve also found re-exporting every time can be REALLY fiddly with small updates and is very easy for things to go pear-shaped. I love the hosting convenience BUT… I’ve found the hosting fee hard to sell. Even considering the CDN, the currency conversion to AUD + bank fees makes it REALLY expensive for me. Especially when there is NO EMAIL hosting!! Also, you're stuck with a CMS site you can’t transfer elsewhere which is especially hard if your client has been burnt by Adobe and their Business Catalyst debacle.

  8. Thanks so much for this and your other Webflow relavent videos! With the vast amount of capabilities and considerations with Webflow you do a stellar job of summarizing them to real-world examples and approached. I am super excited about this tool and ready to take it on as my go-to front-end development solution. Thanks again!

  9. Thanks for your helpful video. I was wondering if anything as changed at all since this video. Would I be able to simply publish my code to a different host from the webflow designer now, or do I have to re export the code every time I make a change to a site still as you mentioned?

  10. is there an account transfer to the client if you're hosing multiple sites on your account? Just wondering if the freelancer is going to be the one accountable for payment on hosting. Ex of transferring ownership like squarespace once the website is complete.

  11. Hey dude, what about an online shop inside of a webflow website? Have you experimented with it already and how was it?
    I'm considering webflow for a client who is a photographer and besides from just a portfolio (what I believe from what I've seen, webflow and its CMS can handle fine), he also wants a online shop to sell prints. I saw that there's ways to integrate shopify with webflow but it looked too complicated to hand over the updating process to the client in the end. Anyway, have you worked with online shops in webflow already?

  12. so one more con is that you can't export webflow CMS sites and only the static ones. That's quite a big con, so you pay double or even triple 'cause of that. Extra for their CMS system and then also extra for their overpriced hosting.

  13. I love webflow but am having serious issues selling the price. how do YOU actually sell a product that is essentially almost 4 times as expensive as everyone else? They really need to rethink their costs, I see it as a dealbreaker in their future. IMHO

  14. Hello, just stumbled upon your videos and I am loving the content, thank you! Do you design, build and host ALL your client websites with Webflow? *I understand some clients have their own hosting or developers so you may just do the design. But if they want you to build the actual site, do you always use WebFlow?

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