Websites have become more important with increasing use of the internet. They aid social interactions as well as content sharing online. Some websites are good sources of information while others serve entertainment purposes. Suffice to say, they are the basis of any online activity.
Building a website used to be difficult. One had to pay attention to the less interesting technical details and have a solid knowledge of programming. Well, not anymore. The Website X5 Start has made website building easy and fun without having to stress yourself about the technical details.
You can create a website that contains up to 25 pages, which is a little low compared to some other website building applications, but if you consider upgrading to evolution or professional edition, you will be free of this limit. In just five steps, you can build an interactive and aesthetically pleasing website. Here is what you have to do:
- Create a project.
- Select a graphic template.
- Add pages.
- Add text and images.
- Publish online.
Setup and Installation
The size of the Website X5 Start 15 installer is 142MB, and the process of installing it is straightforward. After installation, you will need to provide a valid email address for activation. One thing that users would like about this application is the fact that you can use one license on two PCs.
After you activate the application, the window opens and gives you access to the Website X5 marketplace, gallery, tutorial boxes, and some other features. You can skip the marketplace and jump to main interface by clicking on the “Start” button on the top right corner.
The user interface of the application is quite intuitive and simple. You do not need to go over long boring instructions to understand the UI that guides you through the creation process. There are five tabs representing the five steps of creating a website on the left and you can make adjustments as you see fit.
You will find buttons for “help”, “save”, and “preview” at the top-right. While setting up a project, you can start a new project or reopen an old one. Then, you pick an address, description, name and some other relevant information for your website. After setting these up, you change pictures, templates, buttons, style, text and fonts.
The application allows for full website customization. After arranging the pages and managing the sitemap, you can add more pages and contents. When you are satisfied with your work, you can publish it online using FTP.
The whole process does not require coding, just drag and drop. The app is compatible with Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Projects that you have created can be hosted on Windows, Linux, or Unix Server, and require PHP 5 and MySQL compatibility for some features to work. Other than the 25-page limit, another drawback of using the start plan is the fact that you have to get a domain and hosting plan separately. Only the evolution and professional plan includes 12 months of free hosting and domain.
With Website X5 Start 15, anyone can build a well-designed website in a few hours. The installation process is simple and the application is flexible with server compatibility. If you are looking to build your own website and do not have much coding knowledge, then you should definitely try this application.
Download with Free License
Website X5 Start plan has a retail price of $29, which you can now download free of charge. You do not have to enter a license code after installation, but you do have to activate the application using a valid email.
Download Website X5 Start with built-in License [142 MB]