Webs Review

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Founded in 2001, Webs is one of the oldest website builder in the industry. Aimed at offering website building service for small businesses, the company offers free and premium drag and drop editing websites building service. For premium users, there are additional e-commerce features and Google and Facebook advertising credits.

Up to now, Webs has created over 55 million websites, providing services for over 20,000 customers. Webs is one of the most popular website builder as Wix, Weebly and Squarespace.

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As one of the oldest online tools for building websites which is founded in 2001, Webs.com is a freemium web host company offering free and premium website hosting plans and website building service. Webs holds on to the goal that making small business simple since day one, Webs has continued to grow and expanded from the engineers who write the code to the customer support team that offers help.

Up to now, over 55 million websites in the world has been created with Webs.com and over 20,000 new websites are created every day with Webs, being one of the most popular website builders as Wix, Weebly and Squarespace.

Pricing

Webs.com offers both free plan and upgrade paid plans. If customers are not sure about which plan to choose, they can sign up on the official website by tutorials and set up accounts in no time. Free websites created by Webs is good-looking and is equipped with easy-to-use tools. However, free users can only have five pages, can only add five products to online stores. They also have little templates, have no mobile versions and are unable to create password to protect certain pages, quite disappointing when compared to free plans offered by other website builders.

On the other hand, Webs premium paid plans at very affordable prices include more rich features and do not display any advertising banners. Webs offers three premium plans, Starter, Enhanced and the most popular Pro. Starter, which is great for basic sites, is as low as $5.99/mo, relatively low in the website builder industry. Enhanced plan is perfect for business, charging $12.99/mo. Designed for online stores, Pro at the price of $22.99/mo is the highest level one.

All the paid premium plans include a free custom domain and 30 day money back guarantee. And if customers sigh up to a one or two years plan, they will get discount off the monthly price, making the plans more affordable.

One flaw to mention is that there are storage and bandwidth restrictions in Starter and Enhanced plan, resulting the fact that customers are not able to build a fast speed website having thousands of visitors each day.

Features

Webs includes enough rich features to build small business websites as well as personal or non-profit websites. The company’s highlighted features are as follows:

  • Easy to use, a WYSIWYG website builder with simple drag and drop editor that customers could use several different modules like text, video, photos and contact forms to create the pages of the websites. Webs also provide 6 different page layout configurations and specialty pages which have been dedicated and pre-set, guiding the customers with no technical skills to create their websites;
  • eCommerce websites taking care of everything with no need to install external plugins. Although free users can only add five products, upgrade premium plans enable users to add unlimited products, product images, product descriptions, tax options and shipping options, and customers have access to keeping track of inventory. However, irrelevant third party ads is possible to display, which may drive potential customers away;
  • 450 mobile-optimized design templates over 20 different industries, which is a quite large template library collection.
  • Mobile friendly, 6 mobile template designs that users can customize the color scheme of the template, having more control over the separate mobile version website.

Fairly Large Template Library

Webs has a fairly large template library, which has 450 mobile-optimized design templates over 20 different industries, helping customers to create all kinds of websites.

However, unlike many other website builders allowing users to customize the source code HTML and CSS of the templates, Webs only provides options to choose different templates, layouts and adding modules. This advantage results in a limited selection and flexibility.

Little Third Party Apps

Webs has its own app store that offering both free and paid third party tools, enabling customers to extend the functions of their Webs websites. As all these apps are fully integrated into Webs website builder, so it is very convenient to install them by just one click of a button.

For paid users, they can have access to Search Engine Optimize tools, helping to choose the right keywords and meat tags to improve the SEO performance and the rankings of the websites.

But Webs now has decided to close its app stores and there are only 10 items which are all developed by Webs itself. With little third party tools, websites created with Webs could be very restricted.

Customer Support

For Webs premium plan users, they can login and visit Support Portal to get email support for Starter plan, email and 24/7 live chat support for Enhanced plan, and email, 24/7 live chat and phone support for Pro plan. Webs support team will offer helps by well-trained expert. Customers could also visit their robust community forum to get help from Webs staff member.

However, Webs free users have only limited support like forum discussions instead of one-on-on attention.

Conclusion

As an easy to use website builder, Webs offers drag and drop editor, custom domain and basic functions to create websites. Although Webs free plan is quite restricted in features and customer support, its premium plans are worth trying for small businesses and personal uses.

For more information about Webs.com, please go to visit the official website: http://www.webs.com/.

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