Eden is a web-based application that allows users to create websites using easy features and design tools. The site also assists in creating sites that are search engine optimized. The application boasts an easy set up system that requires no programming knowledge to use. The goal is to assist businesses and organizations in created a web space that can be easily marketed. Image and video storage is also offered as well as many other site building features.Show more screenshots »
Construction on Eden began in 2008, when the creators began searching for an ideal way to assist small business owners in creating an online presence. The focus remained on the difficulty some people have with transitioning to the virtual marketplace. Many business owners who are well versed in their fields knew little about programming and search engine optimization. Eden was developed as an economical solution to the problem.
There are many websites out there that help businesses create websites and optimize them for search engines. However, Eden was created as a budget-friendly option for small business owners who could not spend a thousand dollars or more each month on their websites. All features and tools on Eden are geared towards the small business owner with little to no programming experience.
The website offers a clean, easy to navigate layout. Right from the homepage, users can easily locate important pages, such as pricing, contact information, and a list of tools. The icons are very easy on the eyes, providing enough color to make the site attractive without becoming busy. Even less internet-savvy users should have no problem finding their way around the Eden website.
Eden is a paid service, however new users can register for a free 15 day trial. In order to try it out, the registration page requires first and last name, email address, a password, phone number, company name and trial sub-domain name. A drop down box also asks for web design budget, if one exists. Once the details have been added and the terms of service agreement box checked, it takes a few minutes for the site to create the account and webpage. A login link and webpage link are emailed to the user upon completion of registration.
There is no doubt that Eden provides businesses with an economic choice for their website creation and hosting. After the 15 day free trial is up, users can choose between four monthly membership options. For about $10, a basic package is available and permits up to 1,000 website views per month. The entrepreneur package costs about double that and offers up to 2,500 views. For $35, a startup package is available and raises the limit to 5,000 views. The largest available membership package is the small business account which is priced at $65 and permits up to 10,000 views each month.
Small business owners can really appreciate the low cost option offered through Eden’s website creation tools. The internet is an excellent way to tap into a new, wider customer base. In some cases, this could be exactly what a small business needs to expand into something larger. Ambitious business owners can test the virtual waters without investing thousands of dollars into a monthly website hosting and design package. In many cases, this makes the online market more available to lesser known companies searching for a way to become more profitable.