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Jimdo Pro vs. Jimdo Business

In addition to its free account, Jimdo currently offers two paid plans, Pro and Business. But which is best and why? We compared the details:



The Jimdo Plans in Detail

FeatureJimdo ProJimdo BusinessJimdo Platinum
Domains included1 domain first year.
Afterwards $20 / year
1 domain first year.
Afterwards $20 / year
1 domain first year.
Afterwards $20 / year
SSL encryption (https)Yes Yes Yes
Email accountsYou can buy one email address for $12/year or a bundle (10 addresses) for $60/year.You can buy one email address for $12/year or a bundle (10 addresses) for $60/year.You can buy one email address for $12/year or a bundle (10 addresses) for $60/year.
Email forwarding 3UnlimitedUnlimited
Technical supportPro SupportBusiness SupportBusiness Support
Storage5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Bandwidth10 GB (good for ~10,000 visitors monthly)UnlimitedUnlimited
File Uploads100 MB100 MB100 MB
Password protection5 password-protected areas
Unlimited password-protected areas Unlimited password-protected areas
Search engine optimizationAccess to page title, description and keywordsAll Pro features & it’s possible to hide pages from search enginesAll Pro features & it’s possible to hide pages from search engines
Store products15UnlimitedUnlimited
Use of discount codesNoYesYes
Monthly Price$7.50$20$30
More informationJimdo Pro details | Free trialJimdo Business details | Free trialFree trial

Our conclusion

The biggest initial differentiator is the price, with Business more expensive than Pro. But what about the rest?

  • Protected areas: The Pro plan allows up to 5 different password-protected pages whereas Jimdo Business doesn’t set any limit here. This means you can create dedicated pages only for certain members.
  • Technical support: support on the Business plan is much faster, with a same-day response. Not usually the case on the Pro plan.
  • Store: Pro is limited to 15 products, in Business there is no limit at all. Additionally you can use voucher or coupon codes to offer discounts for special ocasions, for example.
  • Advanced features: Business includes better ways to optimize your website for search engines (e.g. using 301 redirects) and also an internal site search box for your visitors.

If you don’t want to join the Business plan immediately you can always upgrade down the track, and you won’t be double-charged. But we are holding back on making a one-size-fits-all recommendation on the best plan, as it needs to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. What we will say however, is that both plans have a fair and easy-to-understand pricing structure.

More information on pricing on the Jimdo website

Jimdo also offers a permanently free plan with limited features. Check out JimdoFree here.

FAQ

Will my Jimdo Free Domain still work if I upgrade to Pro or Business?

Yes, your website will still be available on the Jimdo Free URL. Your visitors will be redirected to your new domain name automatically.

What does email forwarding mean?

It means that you can set up email addresses under your own domain name that will be forwarded to an existing email address. For example, your domain name is example.com and your main email account is info@example.com. Through email forwarding you can set up additional email addresses such as support@example.com, billing@example.com that will be forwarded to your main email inbox info@example.com.

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