Moonfruit is one of the oldest website builders on the web.

It’s a typical drag-and-drop site builder that requires no prior coding experience to create beautiful, functional websites. It’s fast, easy-to-use and rather affordable.

A bit of history

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Moonfruit is a UK-based company, founded in 2000. It started from Flash but when the advantages of HTML5 became obvious, the company moved towards the new technology. The shift was very successful.

Undeniable advantages

Moonfruit is really easy-to-use. If you have a rudimentary knowledge of web applications, you’re more than capable of creating a website with this web service. Simply drag the desired object to the canvas and place it wherever you want. Double-click it to make further changes.


Moonfruit also has a quite decent e-commerce platform. It lets you easily sell your products/services online, even within the free Moonfruit plan. The builder also has its own blogging engine, so if you plan to start a blog, Moonfruit can be a great solution.

Template collection of the website builder is not rich at all. It includes 8 basic themes, which can be applied to various niches. However, the quality of templates is quite high. They are customizable, responsive, modern, appealing and fresh. The preview option makes it possible to see how the selected design looks in details prior to proceeding to the editing process. What’s more, Moonfruit allows picking a blank template to further customize it from scratch to get individual website design. Mind that the service does not offer a template switch option. So, be attentive when choosing the design right from the start. Code editing option is not enabled here as well. Thus, there is no access to the freedom of design customization here at all.


There’s no way to change your current website template (this is mainly because the builder is backed by the editor based on the ‘absolute positioning’ concept where you can add widgets and content anywhere on the page). Also, Moonfruit doesn’t let users tweak the code of their website.

Best for

Moonfruit is a great option for small businesses, online shops (I’ve seen dozens of cozy handmade shops created with Moonfruit) and blogs. Photographers, designers and stylists can also benefit from it.

How Much Does It Cost?


Moonfruit has a free 14-day trial and two paid plans, namely Basic and Professional. The cost of the Basic subscription constitutes $5.99/mo, while that of the Professional Plan is $11.99/mo. Websites built with the first plan come with unlimited number of pages, 500 MB of disk space and domain connection option. Mind that the ad banner is not removed on this plan as well. To get rid of it, you should upgrade to the Professional Plan. It involves all the features implied by the Basic subscription and additionally offers an opportunity to launch 5 websites (the number of pages is unlimited), free domain voucher, 10GB or storage space, connect domain feature etc. As I see it, Moonfruit is one of the best solutions for small business out there. It’s simple, affordable and fast. You know what, check it out yourself.

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