Say hello to full flexibility

Our users love the Umbraco content management system (CMS) because it lets you do things your way. Try our open-source CMS today - no need to download or install anything. Simply sign up with your email and we’ll spin up a Cloud-hosted trial site for you in just a few minutes.

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Why Umbraco?

Why use Umbraco?

If you want full control of your website, you need a truly flexible CMS. With Umbraco, put your many talents on display and unveil a website that looks, feels, and works exactly like you want it to.


What is Umbraco

What is Umbraco?

Umbraco is an open-source .NET content management system that is free to install, set up, and host yourself. You can also entrust your projects to Umbraco Cloud - our Azure Cloud-hosted solution that takes care of everything for you.


How to try Umbraco

How do I get started?

You can try out Umbraco by taking a free 14-day Cloud trial. There are no strings attached and no credit card is required. Fill out the form and we'll have a site ready for you in less than 5 minutes.


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Umbraco CMS is fully flexible

The Umbraco source code is free and available on GitHub under the MIT License, so anyone can get started with it.
Need to build a multilingual website with tons of integrations? No problem.
Need to spin up a quick and simple site with a contact form? Also no problem.

Whatever type or scale of your project, Umbraco can handle it. Here's the cherry on top: With customizable, editor-friendly UI, content creation is a breeze for your editors no matter how complex a site you’re building.

Okay, there's also a cherry on top of the cherry on top! You don't have to to spend time learning a new coding or templating language as Umbraco is based on C#, JavaScript, and Razor.

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Why do developers love Umbraco?

Trusted by friendly professionals around the world


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Simone Chiaretta loves the ease of extending Umbraco

Team Lead and Web Architect, The Council of European Union

''Umbraco was invaluable for the good outcome of our project. Many challenges were solved "gratis" just by using Umbraco, and for the ones that were not directly addressed, the openness and ease of extending Umbraco allowed us to develop a lot of custom solutions to our challenges.''


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Lisa Sendall loves not having to compromise on requirements

Head of eCommerce, Merlin Entertainments

''In my 9 years of working in eCommerce, this was one of the smoothest builds I have been involved in. Timeframes from brief to complete were very short and, unlike other projects, we didn’t have to de-scope the requirements to meet deadlines.''



Leon Lindeberg (and his dog) love that everyone wins

System Developer, Webmind

''It is just a big win for everyone. Editors are happy because their workflow is simpler, customers are pleased because development is cheaper, and sites are solid. I am just delighted. I think even my dog is more satisfied - I come home with a smile because I've had such a great day easily collaborating with teams in the environments, had fun and helpful chats with the support team, and can sleep soundly knowing that the sites are stable.''


A helping hand that saves you time: Umbraco Cloud

Imagine if your boss kindly hired someone to take care of admin tasks like installation, site setup, https registration, regular bug and security upgrades, and deployments for you. All of these are necessary, but let's be honest, they're also time-consuming and boring.

You’d rather spend your time building great websites, right? That's where Umbraco Cloud comes in as your new, time-saving digital coworker.Based on the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform, Umbraco Cloud is packed with features specifically designed to take tedious tasks off your hands.

Umbraco Cloud gives you safe and easy one-click deployment, automated upgrades, and a better workflow for your entire team, making it simpler to work together. It’s all the great things about Umbraco CMS in its most perfect “home” in the Cloud.

Ready to take Umbraco for a spin?

In just 5 minutes from now, you can try out Umbraco yourself with a 14-day free trial of Umbraco Cloud - no download or install required. All you need to do is fill out your name and email and choose a password, and we’ll create a project for you.

Once the 14 days are over, you can upgrade to a paid plan (pricing starts at €40/month) or make a local copy and take care of hosting yourself.


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Frequently asked questions about Umbraco

When the 14-day trial runs out - and you didn't choose to upgrade to a paid plan - then we will close your trial project and after a few days we will delete it completely.

And don't worry - you won't be stuck with a subscription at the end. You'll only pay if you decide to upgrade your trial to a paid plan.


Umbraco is open source and free to install, setup and host for yourself.

If you want us to take care of hosting (and get the extra features) you can choose one of our SaaS products: Umbraco Cloud or Umbraco Heartcore. Pricing starts from €40/month.

If you need support or have any advanced needs for your project you can also get an Umbraco Support plan. Pricing starts from €6.000/year.


Umbraco is used by over 731438 active websites worldwide and is used to build all sorts of projects - small and large, public and private.


Of course you can. Besides taking a 14-day Cloud trial, we host weekly live 45-minute webinars where you can get a walkthrough of the CMS or Cloud and ask any questions you might have. Find an upcoming CMS webinars and Cloud webinars that fits you. 

If you wish a personal demo of Umbraco CMS - that is also possible. Book your free demo of Umbraco today

At Umbraco we care a lot about privacy - both for you and your users. When GDPR was enforced, we made improvements to ensure full compliance and to make it simpler for you to handle. You can get more info about Umbraco and GDPR here.