February 24, 2023


Categories: Website

What Are the Different Ways to Build a Website?

Whatever your need for a website, it may look like an intimidating task, especially if you’re not tech-savvy. In this article, we’ll explore the different approaches for building a website, so you can choose the one that’s right for you. As a company that builds websites, of course we have our opinions and biases, but we’ll try to be fair. After all, it’s certainly best to work with clients who have decided that working with us is the best solution for them. So while trying (a bit) to avoid a sales pitch, here we go… The different ways to build a website are:

Using Website Builders

Website builders are online tools that allow you to create a website without any coding knowledge. They come with pre-designed templates and drag-and-drop editors, making it easy to create a (simple) website in a matter of hours. Popular website builders include Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly. The pros of using a website builder are that they’re easy to use, have low up-front costs, are reasonably affordable over time, and can help you get your website up and running quickly. However, the cons are that they’re limited in functionality and customization options.

Who is it best for?

  • You have a simple site that fits well with the tools they provide.
  • You have a very small budget to get a site up and running.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

CMS is a software application that allows you to create, manage, and publish digital content. Popular CMS platforms include WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. With a CMS, you can create a fully customized website with advanced functionality. The pros of using a CMS are that they’re flexible, scalable, and have a large community of developers and users. However, the cons are that they require some technical knowledge and can be overwhelming for beginners.

Who is it best for?

  • You have prior experience and skills creating sites.
  • You have time to put into building a website.

Custom Development

Custom development involves creating a website from scratch using programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This approach is best for businesses that have unique requirements that can’t be met by website builders or CMS. The pros of custom development are that you have complete control over the design and functionality of your website. However, the cons are that it’s time-consuming, expensive, and requires technical expertise.

Who is it best for?

  • You have VERY specific requirements.
  • You have SIGNIFICANT skills and/or resources to make it happen.

Hiring a Web Designer/Developer

If you don’t have the time or technical skills to build your website you need, it’s time to hire a web designer/developer to do it for you. We’ll work with you to create a custom website that meets your unique needs. The pros of hiring a web designer/developer are that you get a professional-looking website without having to do any work yourself. However, the cons are that you need the budget to make it happen. Also, it’s important to hire someone who’s reliable and trustworthy.

Who is it best for?

  • You, right?!…
  • You know you can’t realistically create it yourself in a reasonable timeframe.
  • You do have a budget for the project.


Just hire Pendari for all your website creation needs! 😉

OK, seriously though, building a website can be a challenging task, but it doesn’t have to be. By understanding the different ways to build a website, you can choose the one that’s right for you. If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution, a website builder might be your best bet. If you want a fully customized website with advanced functionality, a CMS or custom development might be the way to go. And if you don’t have the time or technical skills, then Pendari is here to help. We’ll be happy to talk through your project and help you bring it to life!