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Developer(s) Westcom, Ltd.
Initial release January 1st 2008[1]
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Type Website Builder, Web Hosting, Web 2.0
License Commercial
Website Webnode.com

Webnode (/ˈwɛbnd/) is an online Website Builder system founded by Vit Vrba [2][3] and developed by Westcom, s.r.o, a company based in Brno, Czech Republic. It can be compared with other online systems like Weebly.[4]

It also offers site design tools, allowing users to create a site by dragging and dropping elements such as blogs, forums, photo libraries, feedback boxes, etc.[5]


Westcom, Ltd. started development of Webnode in September 2006 and officially launched 16 months later in January 2008.[1]

Originally since 2002, the developer company Westcom had created online applications for large customers and had developed a system they could use for making it easier for programmers to launch and create new websites. From this framework system came the idea of creating a website builder tool for non-technical users.[6]

First the Czech version was launched and then the Slovak one became operational in early June. By the end of 2008 Webnode had more than 200,000 users in more than 80 countries around the world, including the United States, Spain and China. Two years later, in 2010, its user base raised to more than 2 000 000 users and it had 12 language versions.[7]


Webnode is a drag-and-drop online website builder with 3 different website solutions: Personal websites, Business websites and e-commerce websites.

The system can be run on most Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera (Web browser).

One feature of Webnode is the possibility of creating and editing the website from a smartphone with connection to Internet.[8][9]


The system is offered under the Freemium business model having a free offer with limitations, and the possibility to upgrade to Premium packages which offer more storage space, bandwidth and extra features.[4]

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

  • Silver winner at Startup Competition at LeWeb'08 Paris [10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Webnode website - About us section. Webnode - About us
  2. ^ About Webnode, ReviewSquirrel (April 14, 2016). [1]
  3. ^ Vit Vrba CEO at Webnode, CrunchBase (April 14, 2016). [2]
  4. ^ a b Butcher, Mike (April 3, 2008). NextWeb – Startup pitches round 2
  5. ^ Peter Sayer, IDG News Service (December 10, 2008). Le Web 08: Startups plan 'Facebookification' of the Web
  6. ^ Kasik, Pavel - Technet.cz (April 19, 2008). Český projekt Webnode: Svůj web teď může mít i každá babička.
  7. ^ WebExpo 2010 (September 25, 2010). Talk: Vít Vrba - How to build successful start-up with 2M users in two years. Now Webnode has 18 million users all over the world.
  8. ^ Kratěna, Ondřej (April 7, 2010). Manage your website with your mobile
  9. ^ Kasik, Pavel - iDnes/Technet (December 1, 2009). Webové stránky můžete kompletně editovat i z mobilu.
  10. ^ Butcher, Mike (December 10, 2008). Le Web Has A Room With A Viewdle – Startup Winners Picked

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