IM Creator is a great choice for a cheap website builder, especially if you plan to make an image-heavy website. They focus a lot on speed and performance, as well as offering a space for creating an online store.
If you are a student, artist, or non-profit organisation, you can get a free IM creator licence, giving you access to unlimited hosting, connect your domain, access to all themes, and eCommerce features. I consider this incredibly generous, especially considering the licence is free for life.
For individuals or businesses outside of the free plan scope, pricing starts from £6.10 per month, offering the same features. However, you won’t get a free domain unlike some other hosts, nor will you get a free SSL certificate. I wouldn’t recommend creating a website without an SSL, but if you decide to, it’s a cheap alternative and could be a good platform to experiment with some of your design skills.
• Free plan for artists, students, and non-profits
• Unlimited hosting included
• Access to all themes on any plan
• Not as intuitive as Wix
• Can get costly when you need to spend extra on an SSL certificate