Hosting With Webflow: Pros & Cons


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27 Comments
  • Tiago Gaspar
    Posted at 19:31h, 16 February

    Congratulations for your channel. I'm new on UX's world and i am learning so much with you. Thanks for shared your knowledge.
    Sorry for my english, I am brazilian 😉

  • Ben Levermore
    Posted at 19:31h, 16 February

    Great stuff. Looking to start a paid subscription with Webflow soon!

  • Felipe Paes
    Posted at 20:16h, 16 February

    Let's be honest. Most clients don't need a WordPress solution, but they were educated to believe so.
    People are using a bazooka to hunt a rabbit.
    Great video as always, thanks!

  • Adrian Barylski
    Posted at 23:04h, 16 February

    In my opinion, the biggest con of Webflow is that it is not as flexible as building the website yourself. Custom features that heavily rely on user accounts simply cannot be done with Webflow.

    However, Webflow is good if you just need a commercial site to sell the business that doesn't pull any data from the database.

  • Jon Koslung
    Posted at 23:17h, 16 February

    Regarding SSL, check out Let's Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/). Free SSL certificates. And it has a cpanel plug in.

  • Daniel Gil
    Posted at 23:43h, 16 February

    Themajor cons for me are:
    Not be able to manage data directly from an external database and not be able to have multilingual.

  • Crazy Pub
    Posted at 00:17h, 17 February

    I'm starting in-love with webflow, because it's familiar to Photoshop heh. Anyway, Damn that's so hell in my country to do websites. Shitty codes to deal with and actually no one need designers in my country. I'm sick searching for a job as junior web programmer and designer I'm actually going to puke. I think after bachelor of computer engineer I'll go to Denmark or w/e and study web development and try to reach master degree and seek opportunity to work. Because at this moment after having 1y of programming and design, 3 y in photoshop, AI, 3 y experience in system administrator and 5 years as computer engineer I just can't find any job because every company looks at me and I'm like 22 y/o student with that much experience can't find any job like REALLY? AND STILL THEY HIRE older then because, because guess why, because he's older and has more experience like whaaaa….. I'll probably rush my own company or ether rush for master degree. Why companies not seeking young and full motivated students? I even need to go to my university only 2 weeks per 5 month. ;_; Any1 feels the same? ;_; Damn if needed I would even work for free just give me a job 😀

  • Robert IJsselstein
    Posted at 09:24h, 17 February

    So, what if I want to start a business with Webflow… What Account Plan should I choose? How should I use it? Thanks for your awesome videos! 🙂

    PS Im a student, not having loads of tha moneys 😉 So it's really hard for me to choose how I should do this.

  • Ilan Golan
    Posted at 10:17h, 17 February

    I'll include one more for Pros: Weblow have a great forum https://forum.webflow.com/ with a growing community of designers and developers all over the world. And, well, for me it makes a huge advantage, because when it comes deal with a problem, this is where you got an answer quickly.

  • Gabriel Montalvo
    Posted at 00:39h, 18 February

    Check out Cloudflare as well.

  • Dylan Friesen
    Posted at 04:32h, 21 February

    Has anybody had issues with the fixed media queries???

  • Enzo Giannone
    Posted at 21:08h, 23 February

    Short Video about the backend cms would be Perfect.

  • Anatoly Khalizev
    Posted at 22:46h, 23 February

    Good video!
    So if client don't wand to host at Webflow what I should do? Webflow writes "to export html/css/js" and give it to your developers. But is there some tutorial or template how to do this backend by myself (if I have some other hosting)? Or it is not so simple?

  • zacksutt
    Posted at 14:39h, 03 March

    Rann, I have a question for you…I have multiple clients I build sites for and I am currently using Godaddy for hosting. Does webflow allow you to host multiple sites or is it per site?

  • arun satyarth
    Posted at 04:44h, 07 March

    Is it possible to import back to Webflow, the same code that was exported from webflow?

  • Marcos Huasta
    Posted at 03:33h, 01 April

    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?

  • Nikolaj Haugaard
    Posted at 20:40h, 10 April

    I don't get the option to add your promotional code?

  • joshua lutz
    Posted at 15:41h, 24 April

    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

  • Rombout Versluijs
    Posted at 01:08h, 13 June

    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.

  • Michael Vaughan
    Posted at 08:26h, 24 June

    can you host with webflow then change down the line and host the domain with a different provider?

  • João Noberto
    Posted at 10:36h, 05 July

    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?

  • BrasilV - Por um país Verde
    Posted at 09:21h, 11 July

    I´d love to hear your comparison between Webflow and Bubble.is.. thanks.

  • Jean Wang
    Posted at 15:38h, 01 February

    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.

  • Zen Kreative
    Posted at 14:49h, 10 April

    Great video, I have been weighing the options of hosting myself and new clients through Webflow. This really helped me out.

  • Nathan Armstrong
    Posted at 17:55h, 13 April

    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?

  • jonah immanuel
    Posted at 17:30h, 23 May

    At webflow In free default domain can I publish that link with my design portfolio forever right ?

  • Mark Yates
    Posted at 22:56h, 25 June

    Do you have to host with Web flow if you use Web flow to build your website?