What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a service that makes your website visible on the Internet. Wix provides secure and free web hosting, allowing you to focus on the important stuff—like building your own beautiful website.
Why Host Your Site on Wix?
Advanced Security Monitoring
All data on your site is secure and compliant with the highest international standards.
Your free website hosting is automatically set up once you’ve published your website. No installation needed.
Enjoy enterprise-grade reliability so your website is always up and running on our secure and stable networks.
Get World-Class Free Hosting
Wix hosts your website on a global content delivery network (CDN), a collection of connected secure servers located around the world. Your visitors are automatically directed to their closest server, so your site loads faster for everyone, everywhere.
Scale Your Hosting As Your Business Grows
When you create a free website, Wix gives you free website hosting that includes 500MB of cloud storage and 500MB bandwidth. With a Premium Plan, you can get up to 50GB of cloud storage and unlimited bandwidth for your website.
More storage means more space for your images, videos, music and files. Additional bandwidth makes it easy for your visitors to stream and download your content.
Protected and Reliable Hosting
Wix automatically manages everything to get your site hosted on worldwide servers - giving your site 99.9% uptime and data backup protection. This means you can make edits and get visitors at any time. You can even restore your website to a previous version from continuous, automatic backups.
Know Your Website Is Secure
Wix’s free web hosting keeps your data protected across all platforms. With 24/7 security monitoring, HTTPS and SSL protection - your website is always safe and secure. Our extensive hacker testing and DDoS protection make sure you have secure and reliable servers for your site.
All the Features You Need for Your Business in One Place
Wix gives you all the professional tools to get online quickly, manage your business and build your brand.
Purchase your own custom domain or connect one you already own to your stunning website.
Professional Email Address
Build your brand with an email address connected to your own domain.
Built-in SEO Tools
Get powerful SEO tools built into your site and start growing your organic traffic.
Grow Your Business Online
Connect with customers, automate your work and promote your business.
How does web hosting work?
Any content from your website, like images or videos, is stored on a server. Wix offers free website hosting, which means that Wix servers display your website to a visitor once they type in your web address into their browser.
What kind of web hosting do I need?
The type of web hosting you need depends on your current website and how many site visitors you expect to receive. With Wix, your site is hosted for free, as soon as you hit Publish. You can always upgrade to one of our Premium Plans to get more storage and bandwidth.
What is Bandwidth?
Bandwidth determines how much data can be passed between your website and a visitor throughout a given time period. Websites that receive significant traffic or those that feature heavy multimedia will need more bandwidth to process and deliver requests. Free Wix sites come with up to 500 MB of bandwidth, and you can upgrade by switching to a premium plan. Explore the bandwidth allowance for each plan here.
How can I build my website?
Wix makes it easy to build a website, whether you’re creating one for the first time or you’re a professional. With the Wix Editor you can start with a blank slate or choose from over 500 designer-made templates, and design a beautiful website all on your own. With Wix Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI), you can get online fast by answering a few simple questions about who you are and what you do. Then, Wix ADI will build a personalized website for you. With Velo by Wix, you can build custom web applications and robust websites with advanced capabilities. Whichever way you choose to create your site, you’ll get secure, reliable and free website hosting.
How do I know my hosting is secure?
Communication between your browser and the Wix servers is secured via Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) and Transport Layer Security (TLS). All Wix sites have been enabled for HTTPS and TLS. This means your site is secured using a Secure Sockets Layer or SSL Certificate, which protects your and your users’ data. You can learn more about Wix’s secure hosting here.
How long does it take for hosting to get set up?
Your site will be visible for all to see once you hit Publish. At this time, you can enjoy secure, reliable and free web hosting.
Is Wix free?
Yes, it’s free. Create your own site and host it with Wix, at zero cost. You can upgrade at any time to get extra storage, connect your own domain, remove Wix ads, sell online and more.