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The world of website builders is constantly changing. But there are several services which stand out of the time. About one of them we’ll speak today.

Ease of Use:7/10
Tech Support:10/10
Overall Score:9.0/10

One of the reasons people (especially the tech-savvy ones) don’t take online website builders seriously is because most platforms have mediocre feature sets which limit you to creating a website only using their ready, predesigned building blocks. While many are satisfied with that scenario, others need the freedom to go beyond these blocks to be able to design whatever they want.

Just in case it has slipped past your web radar, online site builders have changed dramatically over the last few years, morphing from simple page construction kits into complex systems that can compete with WordPress. One of these is uCoz website builder.

1. Ease of use

uCoz has been a unique site builder ever since its launch in 2005. Unlike the competition that’s mostly intended for those of us who are HTML-illiterate, uCoz targets both end users and web professionals (designers, developers, and entire agencies), as its feature set includes both the DIY and ‘professional’ editors.

uCoz offers a quite user-friendly control panel. However, compared to Wix and Weebly, it could be simpler. There’s definitely a slight learning curve. uCoz doesn’t offer a pure WYSIWYG/drag-and-drop editing experience, yet this shouldn’t scare you away – millions of users have managed to build their websites using uCoz.

At first glance, it looks complicated, but once you understand its logic, you’ll realize how smart and flexible the platform is.

uCoz Control Panel

Building a site with uCoz starts with creating an account, choosing a web address for your site (first, you choose a subdomain and when your site is ready you can connect a custom domain name).

Create an account

Once you’ve chosen a domain name and clicked ‘Create a website’, your site is immediately available online. But first you need to finish the setup stage. You’ll be redirected to a website creation wizard where you’ll be asked to name your site, choose site language and select a design.

Next step is selecting Modules – the building blocks of your website. You’ll be able to install/uninstall any of them in the future, so just tick whatever seems appropriate at the moment.

uCoz modules

That’s it – you can start customizing your website.

2. Feature set and flexibility

Now we’re getting to the juicy stuff. uCoz opens up some of the technologies that in most site builders are hidden from the user-side of the system. The system provides full control over the HTML and CSS allowing for deeper customization.

On one hand, you get more control over your work, on the other hand you can easily mess up your site.

uCoz HTML Editor

However, just because uCoz opens up the codes doesn’t necessarily mean you have to use this option. The system has enough ready solutions that you can easily modify to a certain extent. Specifically, there are ready-to-use modules that you can enable and turn off anytime.

For example, if you’re looking to build an online store, you need to enable the Online Shop module. If you feel that your shop lacks a blog and/or a forum, nothing stops you from activating additional modules, like Forum, Chat Box, GuestBook, Polls etc. The only paid module is Online Shop, the rest are free. However, some of them, for example the SEO Module, have a free version and a paid PRO version.

You’ll be surprised at how customizable uCoz modules are. While most site builders often provide something more watered-down, uCoz provides you with dozens of options to fine-tune each single module of your website.

The Blog module, for instance, lets you schedule blog posts (and even automatically share them via connected social media), pin particular posts to the top of the page, allow/close comments, change the page switcher placement, and more.

Blog Module - uCoz Website Builder

Other features that you will definitely appreciate are the recently released opportunity to install SSL certificates and the SEO Module. SSL will make your website even more secure and trustworthy, and will particularly come in handy if you are building an online store with uCoz.

SEO Module - uCoz Website Builder

The SEO Module is also quite a new addition, allowing to set custom URLs for website pages and modules, specify custom meta tags for each post, enable redirects within the website etc.

3. Designs

There are three options: you can design your own theme, use one of the free themes or purchase a premium one. If you feel that the chosen template isn’t the best option, you can easily switch it midway through the editing process.

Another good news is that uCoz designers are now hard at work creating new free responsive templates. I viewed two uCoz-powered websites on my mobile phone and noticed that Google labels them as Mobile-Friendly. Great job!

New uCoz Templates

4. uCoz Modules

Previously I mentioned that the system offers a set of ‘modules’ that are responsible for different website functions. These modules work as standalone applications and can be used in different combinations. Each module can be used for various purposes, depending on user’s wishes, and can be installed/uninstalled at any time.

Most of the modules come free of charge, while a few are paid (like Online Shop, for instance), and some have both a free and a paid version (such as SEO Module or Social Media Publisher). Let’s take a look at uCoz Modules in details:

Site Catalog
Ad Board


Social Media Publisher


Page Editor


File Catalog


Photo Albums


Site Search

E-mail Forms

Web Polls

5. Customer support

The system has 16 full-fledged language localizations. Support is provided in English, Russian, Portuguese, Romanian, Hungarian, and Ukrainian via a ticketing system and through the Community Forum. There are also many video tutorials and step-by-step guides covering all the stages of website building with uCoz.

6. Pricing policy

Pricing OptionCostFeatures
Minimal:$2.99/mo✓ 1 Gb Disk Space;
✓ Unlimited Bandwidth;
✓ Basic Antivirus.
Basic:$5.99/mo✓ 2 Gb Disk Space;
✓ Unlimited Bandwidth;
✓ 24/7 Support.
Optimal:$7.99/mo✓ 10 Gb Disk Space;
✓ Premium Antivirus;
✓ PHP scripts.
Maximal:$15.99/mo✓ 20 Gb Disk Space;
✓ Mobile Template;
✓ Online Shop.
Shop:$9.99/mo✓ eCommerce;
✓ Products Export;
✓ Discounts & Special Offers.

uCoz has a free version and 4 paid plans ($5.99/mo – $15.99/mo). The free version doesn’t require entering your credit card data and it never expires (in case you update your website on a regular basis).

The free version offers a very rich toolset including the ability to use your own, previously bought domain name.

However, with the free plan you’re forced to display the system copyright and a rather noticeable advertisement. In case you use uCoz to build a non-profit website (a school website or a website for a charity organization) you can remove the ad for free – just contact their support.

If you want to build a blog, a forum, or a business site, the Basic plan ($5.99 a month) will certainly handle it. But in case you’re looking to start a webstore, be ready to pay $9.99/mo. The good news is that all uCoz plans are discounted if you choose to pay for three months/six months/a year in advance.

To learn more pricing details, please visit the official Pricing Page.

7. uCoz FAQ

Question: Who is it for?

Question: Is it really free?

Question: Can I get access to my website's source code?

Question: Can I create a responsive site using uCoz?

Question: What kind of website can I build with uCoz?

8. Disadvantages

There’s a slight learning curve; the banner in the free plan.

9. Comparison with Competitors

The website building market offers a lot of platforms to choose from. I’ve prepared several comparisons of uCoz versus it’s most popular competitors, such as Wix, Weebly and WordPress.

uCoz is more powerful and feature-rich than Wix and Weebly, while the latter are more user-friendly. WordPress is more flexible than uCoz, but requires more time and skills to build a website. Read the full comparisons for details.

uKit and

uCoz site builder isn’t the only product developed by the uCoz team. The company also owns a one-page profile builder and a code-free site builder for business Unlike uCoz that offers full HTML and CSS control, uKit follows a completely different approach. The system provides an intuitive drag-and-drop editor that requires no coding at all.


uCoz is one of the rare website builders that let you get under the hood. For this very reason I use it to build websites for my clients. It gives me full control over the site I’m working on, so I rest assured that I’ll be able to implement literally any idea my client suggests.

If you find uCoz too complicated or you don’t need the ability to directly change your site’s code, don’t hesitate to check out uKit. This platform lets you concentrate on content rather than the technical side of things. It smartly balances the power with ease-of-use.

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  • wafa

    Is Ucoz good for building and eCommerce website for selling arts and designs internationally?is it adaptable for mobiles ? what would you suggest for me to use ? I am just starting my business but I want it to be done professionally !

    • Hi Wafa,
      Yes, it has eCommerce capabilities and free responsive templates. uCoz has a completely free version so you risk nothing when creating an account with this website builder.

  • blogvisit

    i don’t Like all, I used and Like

    Simple Responsive design + 1200+ Templates Free And Advanced Features
    Try and Look all 🙂 ..

  • Thank to sharing articles and services

  • rush

    is there a possibility of getiing the domain as .com and not as

  • jack.

    hi there! sir your review site is superb……im jack. im very new to web building….. my aim is to build a simple static but power full (seo friendly) website for my courier business….does u coz give me options for seo (sugestions for key words,or seo tuning for search engins…..while a site is being developed……plz help me out….. if you got any sugesstions

    • Hi Jack,
      I can help you. Please contact me though this email: superbwebsitebuilders [@]

  • StillLooking

    I love the idea of allowing ‘subshops’, I’m guessing it’s a bit like Amazon… This would be life-changing for me… 😀 I’m just hoping that uCoz isn’t too complicated… I’m going to start a free website now…

    • Hi, we also love that feature!
      Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about uCoz commerce. Good luck!

  • I really love uCoz ^^! Compared to other free website builders, its free plan is very flexible, and I can customize almost everything. Thanks for this review – your website have proved to be very useful to me!

    • Hi! Thanks for your comment.
      How long did it take you to build your uCoz website?

  • It would be good to read an article on webplus by serif.

    • Hi Sean,
      Are you a Webplus user?

      • Yes but I also use wordpress, joomla, etc.. depends on the clients need. But it would be good to read a review on webplus since it is a powerful program.

  • coolmark1995

    I know this is an old post but UCOZ is not supposed to be drag and drop UCOZ is actually something to help users learn how to code that is what they are geared toward it took me like min to build a site its self but to customize css it took me some time

    • Hi, it’s a new post. What sentence do you disagree with? I never said uCoz was a drag-and-drop site builder.

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  • MakDeS

    what website were you using?

  • Allev8

    Does uCoz allow video uploads for description videos and testimonial videoson all pages? Thanks

    • Hi,
      Yes, uCoz allows to do that. There’s a separate module ‘Video’ where you can upload your video files and testimonials.

  • How many domain we can put in UCoz one or unlimited?

  • hosam al kayal

    I did not try downloading the video

  • Jewel Mears

    I already bought a domain name, how can I design the website using ucoz

  • Leo A

    hi, howard. Are you reachable at all for private questions about html and ucoz?
    my email is



  • Tanya V

    Dear Sirs! I am from Ukraine. My grandson is 11 years old. This year he entered the computer academy for children and now he wants to try to make a simple website with his own hands, and then sell it. He never did this before, but maybe he will be able to create something on the uCoz. Can he use your platform to create a website in order to sell it? If this is possible, how much should we pay you for this? Thanks.

    • Hi, Tanya,
      Of course, your grandson can practice with uCoz in creating websites. This platform is a good way to start learning website building for the young man. And you shouldn’t pay to anyone – uCoz allows to make websites for free.

      • Tanya V

        Hi Howard!
        Thank you very much for your answer.
        This is nice that you let people to practice with uCoz.
        Best wishes to your team!