Difference between force.com site and site.com?

I have recently gone through site.com and understand a few steps of creating websites. Now my question is: How is site.com different from a force.com site in end user perspective?


Force.com Sites:

  • Force.com sites supports both authenticated and public websites (i.e. the legacy portal products).
  • Included in all Enterprise Edition (or above) and Developer orgs.
  • Support for custom pages using Visualforce, JavaScript, CSS.
  • Main target audience is for users that are developers familiar with the above languages.
  • Can access all Force.com objects.
  • A full review of the product is available on this page.


  • Formerly called “Siteforce”.
  • Is a provisioned (paid-for) product.
  • Site.com is meant for non-technical administrators as there is no coding necessary.
  • Drag n drop support for CMS.
  • Allows custom coding using HTML, CSS, Javascript.
  • Includes a security model of who can contribute to and publish sites.
  • Chatter supported for contribution of content while chatter is not available on the front end website.
  • A full review of the product is available on this page.

Source : Link , Question Author : Shebin Mathew , Answer Author : Matt and Neil

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