uCoz Website Builder ReviewApr 13
When you need to get from point A to point B, you simply choose a vehicle, create your route and enjoy the journey. You don’t have to invent the bicycle, plane, or train 🙂 This also applies to sitebuilding. Modern website constructors enable you to create a full-fledged, professional looking website without any special training. In this article I would like to dwell upon one of such platforms, namely uCoz, since it has drawn my attention as a highly competitive website constructor.
So, let’s start with the most distinctive characteristics of this sitebuilder. First of all, I’d like to note that the website structure is incredibly simple and logical. I especially like the lower part of their main page where you can try to manage different blocks of the page to see how simple the management of the website can be. Besides the visible advantages (such as a user friendly admin panel, a great number of default templates, etc.), uCoz can boast great ‘inner’ characteristics, such as unlimited disk space, total website control, and data backup, to name a few.
Of course, some of the most popular modern website builders may also have all these options, but, surely, none of them can boast the gorgeous modularity of the system which can be found on uCoz only. To put it simply, this website builder can help you modify your website by adding forums, galleries, online stores, blogs, and other elements to your creation. While other sitebuilders can offer only simple websites, here you can build a rather complex construction.
Another remarkable thing about this site constructor is that its advantages go far beyond quantitative characteristics only, as ever since its creation seven years ago it runs a popular forum that creates uCoz Community. In fact, it can be compared to a “social network”, where more experienced webmasters help novices in sitebuilding. There you can also find detailed manuals and video lessons which give a thorough explanation on how to build, maintain, and modify websites.
Speaking about disadvantages, I have to admit that pros definitely outnumber cons. Things that can fall as negative aspects are as follows: no day time backup (night time only). However, there are website builders that don’t have backup feature at all. Another drawback is the presence of advertisement (in case you use the free version). It’s important to note that in paid packages there is no advertisement at all, and that the pricing policy is more reasonable comparing to other sitebuilders. Some users may not like the presence of the system copyright (luckily, in case it bothers you, it can removed).
As for me, I prefer using high quality ready made solutions. By doing so I save my time, effort and money, and I don’t get distracted by things that I’m not really interested in. With uCoz you can build your site in a matter of minutes, and if you are serious about sitebuilding, you can create a truly complex and effective resource over time.