Pros / It offers unlimited storage of files, so you can upload large files.
Cons / You can't export your website if you ever leave the service.
Verdict / This website builder is somewhat limited in its template offerings and website-building features, but SpaceCraft is a good choice for small businesses that only need a simple website.
When you need to create a website, it's a good idea to choose a service, like SpaceCraft, that pairs its hosting service with a website builder. It offers the basic features you'd expect from a hosting and self-design service, but it's lacking in a few areas.
If you're not a designer yourself, having a good selection of premade design templates is important, and SpaceCraft includes a handful from which you can choose. However, it's severely limited in options compared to some of the best website builders we reviewed. You only have 33 template choices, but at least some of these are responsive, which is important, because a responsive template automatically changes your website's size to fit on a smartphone.
SpaceCraft isn't exactly an easy website builder to use because it's a bit clunky. You can drag and drop some things but not everything. The platform is well organized, though. If you're having trouble, you can hire the company to design your site for you. However, if you design it yourself, SpaceCraft has included tools to make it easier, such as a built-in image editor and the option to create separate user profiles for other individuals who may edit the site as well.
In a way, SpaceCraft holds your site hostage if you ever leave for another host and website design company. You can't export your site as is, but SpaceCraft will keep your website active and unpublished for up to 90 days so you can collect your data and files.
The best website builders offer marketing tools to help you get your website onto search engines, and SpaceCraft is no exception. In spite of the metatags and custom branding that you're allowed with SpaceCraft, there are some missing features, such as a proprietary shopping cart. If you sell goods or services online, you'll have to use PayPal on your site or a third-party app.
Also, if you want to see how your website is doing with its search engine optimization (SEO) and placement, you'll have to rely on Google Analytics. SpaceCraft doesn't offer its own assessment of your website the way most website builders we reviewed do.
Hosting is where SpaceCraft shines. You get unlimited storage for your files, an unlimited allowance of sites and webpages, and a free custom domain name when you sign up. If you need email addresses for your business, you'll have to pay extra for that.
As a website maker, SpaceCraft may have a slight learning curve, so it's helpful that the company offers support in various forms. You can look for an answer to your question at SpaceCraft's online support center where it has various tutorials. If you need to speak to someone, though, you have three options: live chat, email and phone.
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If you want a web hosting service that offers unlimited storage with a website builder that doesn't require you to know how to code, SpaceCraft could be your best bet. If you ever leave SpaceCraft for another host, be prepared to start over from scratch, because the service won't let you export your site.
Contributing Reviewer: Amy Smith