PC Doctor April 8, 2019

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Dear PC Doctor:

I have a home business and I maintain a website for it. I recently updated the operating system on my computer and the program I use (bought many years ago) for creating and updating my website doesn’t want to work anymore. It’s been suggested that I move to a web-based service, rather than software on my computer. I don’t know anything about these, and I don’t want to pay a lot of money, especially for what’s essentially a stab in the dark. How can I know which service is good for what I need?

Thank you,


Dear Arthur:

I did a quick internet search for “best free website builder.” Wow, a lot of articles are out there! I recommend you read a few of those and look at examples of sites that people have created with them. For example, pcmag.com did a 2019 comparison of 10 well-known site builders, with charts and full text reviews of each. Give yourself some time to look at them all, and to try entering in some of your information so that you can see if you like the way each format presents it. It might be worth connecting with other small businesspeople you know and asking what they are using for their websites. How do they like what they have? What do you think? It probably won’t be a quick process. I wish you luck!

Until next time,

Happy Computing!
PC Doctor

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