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Doomby

Website Hosting and Building


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Published 02/14/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Doomby is a browser-based online free website builder. Like other web-based CMS solutions, doomby provides its members with free website builder tools, free hosting and file storage, together with a host of ready-made and easily configurable plug-ins to extend websites with extras like blogs, forums, photo albums, calendars etc. Easily personalizable, doomby websites are published and accessible online immediately following a quick registration process, and can easily be adapted to suit a wide range of purposes and audiences (business, personal, community, education, etc.). doomby sites include a number of simple features to ensure optimal SEO results. doomby offers various different page editing tools, adapted to users' needs. Beginners will prefer the simple WYSIWYG page editor with drag and drop elements, while advanced webmasters can edit their pages directly using standard web technologies such as HTML, javascript and CSS.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Published by Awelty, doomby is the international sister site of E-monsite.com: the French-language version of doomby first released in 2004, and one of the 200 most-visited French websites. doomby was released in late 2009, coinciding with the 500000th website created using the doomby/E-monsite platform.

What are the differences to other apps?

Doomby allows the creation of an unlimited number of webpages, and is regularly updated with new features. The help and support services (which in France include a phone support hotline) are reactive and entirely free. The member community is an integral part of the website creation process, with members very active on the forum and in producing 'how to' tutorials.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The user interface is designed to provide easy access to the key page-creation and site-management features, using a combination of menubars and tabs, together with drag-and-drop management of key design elements like menus and images. Advanced users can activate additional editing options to provide a more fine-grained control over the conception of pages and the management of their websites.

How does the registration process work?

The registration process is quick, and simply involves providing a few personal details. The username chosen during sign-up becomes the first part of the member's website address (username.doomby.com), and as soon as registration is completed the member can access their website online as well as begin personalizing their content via their website manager.

What does it cost to use the application?

Doomby accounts are free, and include unlimited webpages, free file and website hosting, in exchange for the inclusion of limited advertizing on member websites. A number of subscriber services are also available to extend websites, including doombyPLUS (45 euros/yr) which removes advertizing, increases file storage space together amongst other services. Members can also subscribe to a personalized domain name (from 20 euros/yr) or a full-featured online store (e-commerce solution, including full back-office management) to integrate directly into their existing website (155 euros/yr).

Who would you recommend the application to?

Doomby is designed to adapt to users of all levels; it's interface allows beginners to get their pages online quickly by using tools similar to a word processor, together with drag and drop elements. Advanced webmasters can fine-tune their site design by coding pages directly using HTML and javascript, and editing their CSS. Doomby is suited to anyone looking to get a website online fast and free, whatever their level of expertise.

  • Easy-to-use tools
  • Adaptable to all users, with WYSIWYG editing, or direct HTML/javascript/CSS coding
  • Free
  • Well established company (2004), with a huge and active member community
  • Fast, reactive and free online support services, tutorials and FAQs
  • Additional subscriber services to extend websites


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