BaseKit FAQ

What is Gandi Basekit?

Gandi Basekit is a complete website creation tool that is based on HTML5 and CSS standards. It will let you create websites without needing any particular knowledge of these languages and uses a “WYSIWYG” interface (What You See Is What You Get). In other words, it's a graphical interface that you can use to create a website, similar to SiteMaker, already available at

What features does BaseKit offer?

BaseKit comes with a collection of Widgets that are directly integrated into the options, including complete and functional e-commerce solutions (PayPal and Google CheckOut), communication tools that link to social networks, etc.

Does my domain have to be at Gandi in order to use BaseKit?

Your domain does not have to be registered at Gandi in order to purchase a BaseKit website (but this is too bad for your domain) ;-)

Is this like SiteMaker?

First of all, this is an additional product and not a replacement; we will be maintaining SiteMaker. Gandi BaseKit is, unlike SiteMaker, clearly oriented towards standardized languages such as HTML5 and CSS, and is therefore more open and easier to edit (the CSS is completely accessible and can be totally customized with the “Professional” pack), and it also has (for the moment) more e-commerce features than SiteMaker.

Plus, using the tools is a totally different experience.

Does BaseKit support SSL/https?

No, BaseKit does not support SSL/https.

Can I import/export my BaseKit website?

At present, there is no tool that is integrated into BaseKit that will allow you to export or backup your website. However, with the help of the BaseKit development team, this tool will soon be available. And for those that know a bit, since this is standard HTML5 and CSS, a simple website scraper will let you make a local copy in the meantime.

The possibility of easily and freely exporting your website is an absolute priority for us and we are doing everything possible so that this feature will be available to you soon.

Once I upgrade to a better pack, how do I downgrade?

It is not possible to downgrade to a smaller pack. This is not to hold you hostage, but simply because we don't have any way to control the content, and it is not possible, with the tool, to remove pages, features, images, or storage space to make it correspond to a lower offer. You will therefore want to be sure to choose to upgrade your website when you determine that it really is necessary.

Last modified: 07/20/2012 at 05:20 by Amy B. (Gandi)