In a nutshell: From DIY to custom websites, Network Solutions offers a range of services to help small and medium businesses create and publish websites at affordable prices. Network Solutions is a well-respected provider that offers many services including domain names, hosting, and more. Also on the technical side, Network Solutions offers SEO optimization tools such as keyword consulting, local search engine planning, and link building services.

So far, I haven’t found a vendor that has many products and offers powerful website building tools. Let’s see if Network Solutions outperforms their competition.

Websites Packages from Network Solutions?!

Overview
Network Solutions is a feature-rich web hosting provider that gives you everything you need to create the perfect website. The different plans available are very flexible, making it easy to customize the website you want to create, while also ensuring you don’t have to pay for services you don’t use.

A website builder is a great option for anyone looking to host and create their own website, no matter their experience level. The Basic plan starts at a low price and comes with a website builder, design templates, stock image database, file sharing, and a range of open source tools like Joomla and Drupal. However, important features like a mobile website builder or SEO optimizer cost extra money, which can add up.

Network Solutions offers several different templates to help users get started building their website. These templates are suitable for personal pages, non-profit organizations, professional websites, and more. The interface might confuse users with less experience with web design. However, the Networking Solutions Resource Center contains a number of helpful guides to help new users get started or learn more.

Specific industry?
They offer a range of templates that can be customized for any industry, just like most website building tools.

Template selection
Standard design layouts make it easier for anyone to create their own website, no matter their level of experience. Network Solutions website builder offers many different layouts with themes corresponding to the purpose of the website. From personal pages to professional websites, Network Solutions has tons of customizable templates.

Design flexibility
After choosing a template, Network Solutions allows users to customize their website by choosing different navigation layouts, color schemes, images, and more. For those with less experience in web design, website builders can make it easy to get started. For example, Network Solutions makes it easy to upload content, images, photos, widgets, videos, music and Flash or Shockwave files. However, the interface can be a bit confusing for beginners.

They also offer custom web design services for those who don’t want to design their own website. Those with more experience in web design will enjoy the advanced features available at an additional cost.

E-commerce function
Network Solutions has a full suite of tools to help any business set up an online storefront. Their features make adding and managing products simple and provide real-time shopping and payments. Their eCommerce website is available for smartphone and tablet devices and also includes built-in marketing features such as social media, comparative marketing and SEO tools. The cost of an eCommerce website is much higher compared to the basic package.

Search Engine Optimization
SEO optimization means making your website more visible to search engines and the general public. Network Solutions requires users to purchase SEO Optimizer for an additional fee. However, this package offers a customized plan with a full set of features for SEO optimization. This package includes keyword consulting, local search programs from Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and link building services.

Technical support
Network Solutions’ resource center contains a variety of useful information for building and improving your website. Network Solutions’ website includes a comprehensive set of resources such as a searchable database, FAQs, e-book manuals, daily video news, social media, blogs and group forums. This can help less experienced users learn how to get started or impart more knowledge to users with more web design experience.

Customers who need to get in touch with staff can make an international call or email the relevant department. Network Solutions customers can also get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

Websites Packages from Network Solutions?!

Overview
Network Solutions is a feature-rich web hosting provider that gives you everything you need to create the perfect website. The different plans available are very flexible, making it easy to customize the website you want to create, while also ensuring you don’t have to pay for services you don’t use.

A website builder is a great option for anyone looking to host and create their own website, no matter their experience level. The Basic plan starts at a low price and comes with a website builder, design templates, stock image database, file sharing, and a range of open source tools like Joomla and Drupal. However, important features like a mobile website builder or SEO optimizer cost extra money, which can add up.

Network Solutions offers several different templates to help users get started building their website. These templates are suitable for personal pages, non-profit organizations, professional websites, and more. The interface might confuse users with less experience with web design. However, the Networking Solutions Resource Center contains a number of helpful guides to help new users get started or learn more.

Specific industry?
They offer a range of templates that can be customized for any industry, just like most website building tools.

Template selection
Standard design layouts make it easier for anyone to create their own website, no matter their level of experience. Network Solutions website builder offers many different layouts with themes corresponding to the purpose of the website. From personal pages to professional websites, Network Solutions has tons of customizable templates.

Design flexibility
After choosing a template, Network Solutions allows users to customize their website by choosing different navigation layouts, color schemes, images, and more. For those with less experience in web design, website builders can make it easy to get started. For example, Network Solutions makes it easy to upload content, images, photos, widgets, videos, music and Flash or Shockwave files. However, the interface can be a bit confusing for beginners.

They also offer custom web design services for those who don’t want to design their own website. Those with more experience in web design will enjoy the advanced features available at an additional cost.

E-commerce function
Network Solutions has a full suite of tools to help any business set up an online storefront. Their features make adding and managing products simple and provide real-time shopping and payments. Their eCommerce website is available for smartphone and tablet devices and also includes built-in marketing features such as social media, comparative marketing and SEO tools. The cost of an eCommerce website is much higher compared to the basic package.

Search Engine Optimization
SEO optimization means making your website more visible to search engines and the general public. Network Solutions requires users to purchase SEO Optimizer for an additional fee. However, this package offers a customized plan with a full set of features for SEO optimization. This package includes keyword consulting, local search programs from Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and link building services.

Technical support
Network Solutions’ resource center contains a variety of useful information for building and improving your website. Network Solutions’ website includes a comprehensive set of resources such as a searchable database, FAQs, e-book manuals, daily video news, social media, blogs and group forums. This can help less experienced users learn how to get started or impart more knowledge to users with more web design experience.

Customers who need to get in touch with staff can make an international call or email the relevant department. Network Solutions customers can also get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

Pricing
Network Solutions’ website builder pricing tiers are $6.95/month or $9.95/month, but this is only available on a 3-year contract. I don’t see pricing for contracts less than 3 years. They have basic and premium designs; Premium Designs are an additional $9.99.The below is the price for the first month of website builder usage.

The above is the price for the first month of website builder usage.

Mobile?
It’s not mentioned anywhere. If they’re not bragging about it and don’t have a sample site for me to check out myself, I have to assume their site isn’t responsive or mobile adaptive.

What browsers does Website Builder work in?
It’s not stated, so I’ll assume it works in most modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and IE 10. Most builders don’t say anything about it; because of that, I let everyone benefit from it.

Search Engine Optimization?
You can edit meta tags. I don’t see anything about stats or allowing 3rd party stat code.

Blog features?
Yes. You can create a blog-like store with the Network Solutions website builder. Operability is very strong.

Responsiveness
Chances are that many of your visitors will be visiting your website from a smartphone or tablet device. For a little extra ($5.99 per month), goMobi from Network Solutions offers a responsively designed web builder, so you can customize how your site looks on smartphones and tablets. Other website builders out there do include mobile customization in their basic package. However, Network Solutions starts with a lower base price and allows new users to try it for free for the first month. Users can customize their web design with an easy-to-use mobile website builder that allows users to preview the website as it would be seen on a smartphone.

Use your own URL?
Yes. You can use the domain name he provides for free for one month, or you can use the domain name you already have.

My Initial Impression
Network Solutions’ do-it-yourself website builder seems more thoughtful than other companies I’ve reviewed that don’t offer dedicated website builder services. Mobile functionality and analytics services are an issue, but overall this looks like a decent solution for a website builder.