DreamHost has launched its new website builder, Remixer, which it is offering for free with any DreamHost hosting plan, and for free with domain registration purchases for a limited time.
After hearing from customers that existing website building platforms were not as easy to use as promised, DreamHost started working on Remixer, which its software developers built in-house using Kubernetes running on top of DreamHost’s OpenStack cloud product.
“A short while ago we noticed a strange trend among a significant number of our customers,” Ralph Castro, Remixer product manager said in a blog post. “Many of them would sign up for hosting service, but would never upload any content to their domains. For many users, building a website is just too intimidating. Even WordPress, as powerful as it is, can be a daunting experience for a new user.”
Remixer offers more than 12 professional themes and over 70 optimized content layouts to match customer’s content goals, DreamHost said. Remixer supports embeddable media platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud. It also offers hundreds of thousands of free graphics and images.
“Our web hosting customers kept saying it: creating an engaging, customizable website is still too much of a challenge to get up and running – existing platforms are still too complex,” Castro said in a statement. “It became clear that there was a need for a website builder that was not only fast and a piece of cake to use, but that also gave users control over the information they share and how they share it. We’re eager to help anyone get their businesses and ideas online, and we’re confident Remixer will do just that. We are really looking forward to seeing what people create with Remixer, and we’re excited to support it with continued feature improvements and upgrades already planned well into the future!”