Founded in 2001, Webs.com is one of the oldest DIY site building platforms (formerly Freewebs and not to be confused with different company web.com). The Webs headquarters is located in Silver Spring, Maryland and all servers are located within the United States. As of December 2011, Webs became a subsidiary of VistaPrint. According to recent statistics, over 55 million websites have been built with the Webs platform, although we don’t know how many are still active. Over 20,000 new websites are created daily.
In the world of site building platforms, one of the things that Webs excels at is the simplicity and intuitive nature of it’s drop and drag interface. Users have access to 100’s of templates that can be used to develop professional and highly functional websites. In addition to creating basic websites, users can build online stores and membership websites. New visitors considering Webs are presented with a video with a quick overview of how to use the site builder, even before making a purchase.
Pricing for the Webs.com site builder ranges from free (albeit with limited functionality) to $34.99 a month (at regular pricing) to access full functionality of the platform. Unlike many other do-it-yourself site builders, Webs has chosen to focus less on external third-party applications and more on it’s easy-to-use dashboard. Many features which other site builders offer as plug-ins, such as social media integration, contact forms, and media players, can be accessed directly from the site builder.