wallet friendly hosting tips

Simple and Wallet-Friendly Website Hosting Tips

Feb 2, 2024

Getting up and running with a LIVE IDX website can be super-easy. Just how easy? Read on…

To get started, you’ll need a website hosting service.

There are many options for quickly finding great options to design and host your website. We’ve found that three companies fight for the top spot in the template-based sites: Wix, Squarespace and GoDaddy. For less than a few cups of coffee per month, you can access all of the premium features offered by any one of these platforms. Let’s briefly dig into each one without the technical jargon.


Wix offers quite a few templates, with plenty of options to choose from to build your site with a dynamic navigation menu that allows for Flexmls® IDX SmartFrame Quick Searches, Saved Searches, Hotsheet Links and more.

As with all of the options, there are many great stock photos to select from, and with just a little time and effort, you can design a unique looking site.

See a Wix website in action here using the power of Flexmls IDX Searches.


Squarespace is used by more Flexmls IDX SmartFrame subscribers than any of the DIY builders. It’s ease-of-use, and the low price makes it a perfect marriage with a Flexmls IDX SmartFrame.

Squarespace has gone to great lengths to amass a template library that not only includes some of the best images in the category, but they have also done a great deal of work on the system that makes it super easy to add Flexmls IDX SmartFrame copy & paste code.

If you want to see how all of this comes together in action, we’ve put together this quick video for you.


GoDaddy has a very simple website builder that anyone can use. Many real-estate related templates are included too. We developed super-easy instructions to create a dynamic Flexmls-connected website using the GoDaddy DIY website builder. Just one of many powerful DIY website platforms that can help you build your own website, complete with a Flexmls IDX home search.

Most templated website platforms like GoDaddy, operate similarly and you can cross-apply this process for most of them too.


While WordPress isn’t a simple plug-n-play template site, it does fall into the category of wallet-friendly. There’s a reason that well over one-third of the sites hosted on the world-wide web use WordPress as the platform of choice. It allows anyone to have the same dynamic features as any other competitor, be it a big portal, a big broker site, a team…doesn’t matter. Establish your brand and niche, set up your site, and start capturing market share with LIVE data IDX home search, and more. This can all be done on your own or with the help of an experienced developer.


If you would like to talk with one of our IDX Product Consultants about these hosting options and other lead capture ideas, simply schedule a consultation below or call 866-320-9977 to get started with a free, no-obligation demo.


~Here’s to your success!