Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch – Who is the best?

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch

It is a question we get asked a lot here at Guild Hosting Reviews. Who is better? EnjiniClan Websites or Gamerlaunch. There really is no definitive answer. They all have their good points and bad points. We have done our best to bring you the most unbiased, honest comparison of these guild hosting providers so you can make the choice that is right for you. So here is our Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch comparison.

Our Previous Reviews

First off, let’s look at the scores we gave all three providers in our previous reviews.

As you can see by our previous reviews and scores there is not much of a difference between EnjiniClan Websites and GamerLaunch. It was very difficult to rate these guild hosting providers as they all have excellent features and their own set of pros and cons. So based off this, the guild hosting provider you choose to go with should come down to 4 factors, Support, Features, Themes and Pricing. This Enjin vs iClan vs GamerLaunch comparison will focus on those four subjects.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

Features

Secondly, let’s look at features. We have created a Enjin vs iClan vs GamerLaunch comparison chart below to showcase, what we think, are the most important features you need in your guild website hosting. As you can see Enjin has the most features, but unfortunately they lack a tournament system. Gamer Launch and iClan Websites both have a tournament system. The biggest disappointment we found is none of the guild hosting providers offer Forum export. We feel this should be a feature if you really care about the guilds you are hosting. Not all hosts work for all people or guilds, and if you have an established guild with a thriving forum then it would be nice to have the ability to take that with you if you decide to move on.

Although iClan Websites and Gamer Launch do not offer as many features straight out of the box, a lot of what they do not have an official module for you can accomplish with a little bit of customization with other modules.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

Pricing

Now lets take a look pricing in our Enjin vs iClan vs GamerLaunch comparison. All three guild hosting providers offer very competitive pricing and free plans. There is no real winner here when it comes to pricing as they are all very similarly priced. But we feel Enjin needs a middle plan between Advanced and Ultimate. iClan Websites might want to consider bringing their elite plan down to $29.99 to be on par with Enjin and Gamer Launch’s best plans.

Enjin

Free

Free forever

Standard Features
Create 20 Modules
Mobile App
And More…

Advanced

$8.99/Month

All Free features +
Create 50 Modules
5 Slot TS3 or Mumble Server
5 GB Storage
25 GB File Bandwidth
Mobile Forums
Access to all Modules
Website Logs

Ultimate

$29.99/Month

All Advanced features +
Unlimited Modules
20 Slot TS3 or Mumble Server
50 GB Storage
150 GB File Bandwidth
Branding Control
All Premium Themes

iClan Websites

Basic

Free forever

Standard Features
Free Themes
And More…

Premium

$5.83/Month

All Standard Features +
No Ads
5 GB Storage
Announcements
Download Center
Custom HTML & CSS
Match Reports

Premium +

$14.15/Month

All Premium Features +
All Paid Themes
Tournament Manager
25 GB Storage
Tournament Manager

Elite

$33.32/Month

Premium + Features +
50 GB Storage
50 Slot Voice Server
Featured Listings
Voice Server Discounts

Gamer Launch

Free

Free forever

Standard Features
10mb Storage
And More…

Essential

$8.99/Month

Free Features +
No Ads
Custom Domain
Unlimited Multi-Games
Advanced Raid Tracking
Automated Imports
Custom Site Newsletter
Full CSS Customization
10 GB Storage

Premium

$19.99/Month

Essential Features +
25 Slot Voice Server
Mumble, TS3 or Ventrilo
Google Analytics
25 GB Storage

Ultimate

$29.99/Month

Premium Features +
50 Slot Voice Server
Mumble, TS3 or Ventrilo
60 GB Storage

Support

Let’s look at support. We submitted a ticket EnjinGamerlaunch and iClan websites. We asked several questions related to their hosting. The tickets were submitted under the free plan for all three hosts. Here are the results.

iClan websites had the fastest response time followed by Gamer Launch then Enjin, but overall all three hosts replied to our ticket within a good time frame.

Enjin

Support request Submitted: 23.34 Thursday April 6th.

Automated response to say ticket received: Yes

Reply was received: 2 Business days

All questions answered: Yes

iClan Websites

Support request Submitted: Thursday April 6th.

Automated response to say ticket received: No

Reply was received:  Same Business Day

All questions answered: Yes

Gamer Launch

Support request Submitted: Thursday April 6th

Automated response to say ticket received: Yes

Reply was received: 2 Business Days

All questions answered: Yes

Note: Tickets were sent outside of business hours so the day the ticket was sent is not included in reply time.

Themes

Now lets look at what sort of themes are available and the sort of customization that can be done. All three guild hosting providers provide ‘free’ and ‘premium’ themes. The themes themselves are highly customizable and are only limited to your knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript. If you would like to see some courses we recommend to learn coding then please check out our review of Treehouse and our list of recommend courses over at Udemy to learn web development.

Enjin

Upon signing up to Enjin your website will initially look like the image to the right. You can easily change the theme from within your theme panel in admin options. There are themes availble for free, advanced plan and Ultimate plan. If you want to create a theme from scratch Enjin provides a theme editor, you can take an existing template and edit it as much as you want. The theme editor is very in depth and easy to use to change basic options. Again, knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript is needed to really take your Enjin site to the next level.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

iClan Websites

The default website you receive when signing up to iClan Websites is actually not that bad. You could use this template straight out of the box with little customization if you wanted to. Although, as with all the default website templates if you really wanted your website to stand out then you would want to customize it. iClan websites offers a range of templates to choose from when signing up. Alternatively you can purchase all premium templates for $29.99 or individual themes for $19.99. iClan also has a theme builder so you can customize your to an extent without any knowledge of HTML, CSS or Javascript.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

Gamer Launch

Gamerlaunch default themes out of the box look very nice. The best feature of Gamerlaunch when it comes to their themes is live customization. so you can edit your theme with their theme builder and see the changes as you make them. This is an excellent feature for those with less coding knowledge. You not only can edit the style live but you can edit, remove and configure your website widgets too.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

Theme Customization

The ability to customize your website is the most important part when choosing your guild hosting provider. Below you will find three website examples from Enjin, iClan websites and Gamer Launch. In our support tickets we submitted to see the response time we asked support to recommend three websites that showcase the power and functionally of their hosting. So these websites have been recommended by Enjin, iClan and Gamer Launch themselves.

Enjin

The customization to these Enjin websites is truly amazing. The custom design of http://imperialnews.network/ is exceptional. It has been customized to the point that it is not even recognizable as an Enjin website, which should be the goal. http://www.19thbattalion.com/ is our personal favorite out of all the websites below. It is clean, style beautifully and showcases all the website has to offer without it feeling cluttered. http://www.mineplex.com/ while not the most beautiful is a community of over 1 million users, so this website really showcases the power of the hosting over at Enjin.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

iClan Websites

We are going to be honest here, we are not blow away by any of the three websites recommended to us by iClan Websites. We are going to reach out to them again and get better recommendations, so stay tuned for that.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

Gamer Launch

Below are three examples of customized guild websites created with Gamer Launch. The first one http://www.darkwolves.eu/ is a website for a World of Warcraft guild. The website is run by a very helpful member of the support forums over at Gamer Launch. The design is clean and does not go over the top. You can see here how a somewhat mimilist website really looks great. The second website is a LOTRO Kinship with over 1654 characters. It is a very popular website and very well organised. You can see the power of the hosting at Gamer Launch with these website and the amount of activity it generates. The third website is another World of Warcraft website run by one of the primary developers at Gamer Launch. It gives you a great view of the organisation and capabilities of  Gamer Launches raid features and good you can make a raiding guild website look without filling it with clutter.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

Verdict

So who is the best? We have been asked this question a lot here at Guild Hosting Reviews. It is hard question to answer as all three hosts, EnjiniClan  Websites and Gamer Launch are all capable of creating and hosting impressive websites with the tools provided. To finish off our Enjin vs iClan vs GamerLaunch comparison we have to say that Enjin has to take the number 1 spot for a number of reasons.

Support: Not only do they have a fast response time for support tickets, even on the free plan, but the support forums are crazy active. You do not need to rely on a support ticket to get a problem solved or to get an answer to your question or help with your website. On the Enjin forums are lots of helpful members that will answer your questions, help with coding issues and even offer complete website designs, logos and everything else you could think of that you would require to make an outstanding website for your guild.

Features:  The only feature Enjin is missing is a tournament system. However, this can be accomplished with different modules and a little bit of coding knowledge. Overall, Enjin has the most features and there is a module available for almost everything.

Theme Customization:  The website quality that can be accomplished with Enjin is simply amazing. As you can see by the screenshots we posted above there is nothing you cannot accomplish with the Enjin CMS and some HTML, CSS and JS knowledge.

Where does Enjin not excel:  Pricing. As we have said in our previous review of Enjin, they really need a 3rd pricing tier between advanced and Ultimate.

Not every guild or person will like or find Enjin a suitable hosting provider. So we encourage you to try EnjiniClan Websites and Gamer Launch out for yourself and see which one suits your needs. Do you agree or disagree with our Enjin vs iClan vs GamerLaunch comparison? We could love to hear your comments on such a highly debatable topic.

Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews
Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch - Who is the best? - Guild Hosting Reviews

Thank you for reading our Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch comparison. We hope you found it helpful in your quest to find the best for your Guild. Please comment and leave your thoughts and opinions on Enjin vs iClan vs Gamerlaunch.

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