All the features you need to create a great academic website are available for free.


Unlimited pages
No ads
Free Owlstown domain
Free hosting
Free SSL security
Web-based editor
Mobile-friendly themes
Customize colors and fonts
Any type of academic content
Import publications
BibTeX import and export
Blog posts
Free stock photos
Rich content
Markdown or visual text
Embed PDFs
Embed tweets
Embed videos
Embed Google Slides
Embed Google Spreadsheets
Embed Google Docs


Level up with Pro


Owlstown Pro offers additional features tailored to the advanced needs of academics and labs.


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Pro Start


$5 / mo

billed yearly
or $6 billed monthly

Pro Plus


$6 / mo

billed yearly
or $7 billed monthly

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  • add Get a Pro domain
  • add Use your custom domain
  • add 1000 MB storage for pictures and PDFs
  • add Daily pageview counts
  • add Add Google Analytics
  • add Add a contact form

Pro Premium


$8 / mo

billed yearly
or $10 billed monthly

  • arrow_forward All the features of Owlstown
  • add Get a Pro domain
  • add Use your custom domain
  • add 1000 MB storage for pictures and PDFs
  • add Daily pageview counts
  • add Add Google Analytics
  • add Add a contact form
  • add Add lab members to collaborate on your website

Frequently asked questions

How long are your plans?

Owlstown plans are paid monthly or yearly. It is simple to start (and stop) your service at any time.

Is there a discount for the yearly plans?

Yes, the yearly plans are discounted compared to the monthly plans.

Do I need another web host?

No. All Owlstown plans include fully-managed hosting ensuring your website remains available at all times.

Can I download Owlstown?

No. Owlstown is a fully-managed web service. We do not have plans to make a downloadable version.

Do you offer student pricing?

Yes, if you are a current student in an eligible school, you are eligible for Ace Awards.


Unlike other website builders that only offer student pricing for the first year, you are eligible for Ace Awards for every year that you are a student.


How do I cancel?

Canceling Owlstown is an easy and no-questions-asked process. It’s done online right from your site editor.

What are Pro domains?

Pro domains are academic-themed domain names. Owlstown currently offers two:

*.academic.ws - academic website
*.phd.sh - PhD site home

Can I switch plans?

Yes, at any time, in the Owlstown editor. When upgrading or downgrading your website plan, you will receive either a pro-rated charge or refund, depending on the cost of your new plan.

What is meant by unlimited pages?

Owlstown plans do not have limits on number of pages for normal usage.

Have more questions?

Ian, creator of Owlstown, is also your friendly tech support. Email him at [email protected] or message him on Twitter (@owlstown).