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
|Feature||Jimdo Business||Jimdo Pro|
|Domains included||1 domain first year. |
Afterwards $20 / year
|1 domain first year.
Afterwards $20 / year
|SSL encryption (https)||Yes||Yes|
|Email accounts||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.|
|Technical support||Business Support||Pro Support|
|Bandwidth||Unlimited||10 GB (good for ~10,000 visitors monthly)|
|File Uploads||100 MB||100 MB|
|Password protection||Unlimited password-protected areas||5 password-protected areas
|Search engine optimization||All Pro features & it’s possible to hide pages from search engines||Access to page title, description and keywords|
|Use of discount codes||Yes||No|
|More information||Jimdo Business details | Free trial||Jimdo Pro details | Free trial|
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.
Jimdo also offers a permanently free plan with limited features. Check out JimdoFree here.
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 email@example.com. Through email forwarding you can set up additional email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com that will be forwarded to your main email inbox firstname.lastname@example.org.