No, you do not need a website design expert or developer. LiteSite includes professionally designed templates and allows you to drag and drop elements of your page to create a beautiful website.
Easy Drag and Drop Website Builder
Launch Your Website in Under 60 Minutes
LiteSite is built for simplicity, speed and style. Use our beautiful templates, easy-to-use builder interface and nifty features to launch your own website in less than an hour. LiteSite makes building websites effortless and fun, just as it should be!
Intuitive Layout Editor
Build your website with our visual drag and drop editor that offers incredible flexibility to rearrange sections and elements on your page. Choose your template, select from 1 column, 2-column, 3 column layouts for different sections of your page and customize to build the website of your dreams.Craft Your Website
Powerful Text Editor
Add content to your website like a pro. The award-winning TinyMCE rich text editor lets you add website copy in a WYSIWIG fashion like your favourite word processors - Microsoft Word or Google Docs. The text editor also allows you to edit HTML source code, insert links, images, buttons, tables and more to help you build a powerful website with all the information you need on it.
Analytics and Search Engine Optimization
Attract more visitors to your website and measure website traffic analytics using popular tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook Audience insights. Boost the search engine rankings of your website by editing website header attributes like page title, meta description, tags and more to make your website easier to find on Google.Get Started
Feature-Rich Section Editor
Add buttons, maps, social links, videos, images and text to each section with the ability to embed rich media such as Youtube videos, Google Maps directly on your page. Duplicate sections in a single click to add more content that requires similar formatting, to save time and effort. If you made a mistake while editing a section, you can always undo your last action with one click of a button.Compare LiteSite Website Builder with WordPress Website Builder and Web Hosting
Note: Your 1-page website can use a maximum of 5MB of space including uploaded images and text. You can use
an unlimited number of resources such as images or embeds that are hosted externally.
Branded Email Account
- Professional email ID (eg. firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 500 MB email storage
- Advanced anti-virus and anti-spam protection
- Seamless upgrade to Business Email
Your website built with LiteSite is protected with HTTPS by default, using a LetsEncrypt SSL Certificate that is pre-installed. This means that all the traffic to and from your website is encrypted using the latest standards and boosts your website's SEO and trustworthiness.
How to Create a Website with LiteSite Website Builder
Publish your website in 3 easy steps with LiteSite:
Select a template
Update text and images
Adjust layout and images
Compare LiteSite Website Builder with
BoldGrid and Web Hosting
|Free Domain Name||Yes1||Yes1||Yes1|
|Supports multi-page websites||No||Yes||Yes|
|Branded Email Accounts||1 email account 2||15-50 email accounts 2||15-50 email accounts 2|
|Website Templates||5 professionally designed templates||200+ professionally designed templates by BoldGrid||Not included|
|Storage||5 MB image storage||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|What you need to launch a website|
|Average time to publish a website||1 Hour||2-3 Days||2-3 Weeks|
|Prior Coding or Programming knowledge||Not required||Not required (but beneficial for customizations)||Yes|
|Web design expertise||Not required||Not required (but beneficial for customizations)||Yes|
|HTTPS Protection||Included3||Optional purchase||Optional purchase|
|Drag and Drop website builder||Yes||Yes||Optional purchase (BoldGrid)|
|Supports e-commerce||No||Yes (with plug-ins)||Yes|
|Support custom-built websites||No||Yes (WordPress pre-installed)||Yes|
|Supports PHP and MySQL Databases||No||Yes||Yes|
|File storage and FTP||No||Yes||Yes|
|Export website to another platform||No||Yes||Depends on website architecture and platform|
|One-Click App Install||No||Yes (WordPress pre-installed)||Yes|
|Expert Technical Support||Included||Included||Included|
Frequently Asked Questions
LiteSite is designed to be easy to use for just about anyone and does not require any prior knowledge of programming, or design or HTML. You can use LiteSite Website Builder just like you would use a word processor or your email application.
Your LiteSite one page website is built on our secure Canadian servers and you do not need to purchase a separate
Your LiteSite one-page website can use a maximum of 5 MB of space for uploaded text and images. You can check your current used storage quota on the LiteSite editor screen in the top right corner. While that may not sound like much, you can always embed an unlimited number of images or files that are hosted externally. To learn more, contact our support team.
Currently we do not offer a upgrade to storage on LiteSite, but you can always transition your website to our
Yes, each default templates on LiteSite is designed to be responsive and mobile-friendly. Any edits you make while adding your content will ordinarily not impact the responsiveness, but we recommend that you test this out by loading your published LiteSite website on a variety of devices.
LiteSite Website Builder themes are designed to be flexible options that fulfil the needs of most popular one-page website requirements. You can edit colors, sections and blocks across the page, but currently you cannot build your own template for LiteSite. If you would like to build your own website from scratch, we recommend that you explore our Web Hosting or WordPress Hosting options to design a custom website.
You can increase traffic on your website by adopting digital marketing strategies as well as offline marketing methods. We recommend that you follow Search Engine Optimization best practices, consider online advertising on platforms such as Google Adwords, actively posting on social media channels and including your website on all your offline collateral such as business cards, pamphlets etc.
The LiteSite Website Builder plan includes only one email inbox, but you can upgrade to Business Email and purchase additional accounts while retaining the website built using LiteSite.
If your current website is a one-page website with no databases or dynamic content, you may be able to recreate the same using LiteSite’s incredibly powerful drag-and-drop website editor. You will need to build the website by choosing the template that most closely resembles your current website and updating each element to fit your needs, an easy import option for websites does not currently exist.
When you publish your website using LiteSite, it comes pre-installed with a LetsEncrypt SSL certificate that ensures that all traffic to and from your website are securely encrypted. This SSL certificate will be automatically renewed as long as your LiteSite remains active and in a ‘published’ status. You will not be able to replace this SSL certificate with another, or reuse this certificate for another domain or website.
If you require a multi-page website with a drag and drop website builder, we recommend our WordPress Website Builder that helps you build a fully featured site using WordPress and BoldGrid. This option will also enable you to customize your website with add-ons and extensions as well as include features such as e-commerce storefronts, web forms and more security options including branded SSL certificates.
1 - You can choose any available (non-marketplace or premium) domain name which is not currently on a promotional offer, from one of the following extensions: .CA, .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .CO, .SITE, .ONLINE, .WEBSITE. The domain name you choose will be renew for free when you renewed your LiteSite order. A free domain name is available with LiteSite only for users who are in the Classic pricing tier. If you are adding LiteSite for free to an existing domain name, you will not receive another domain name for free.
2 - The email account included with LiteSite offers 500MB of storage space and can be seamlessly upgraded to our Business Email for more storage or additional accounts.
3 - HTTPS is provided by a preinstalled SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt, which renew and get reissued automatically. This product does not currently support the installation of other SSL certificates.
* Price applies only to LiteSite when paired with .CA. LiteSite requires a minimum 1-year purchase and can only be renewed for 1-year subsequent terms since it includes a free domain name.
† Offer ends at 23:59 PT on 5 July 2022.