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Webform.com Launched Today!

It's been a long time coming for us, but today we're happy to announce launch of Webform.com!

If you're familiar with Drupal, you probably recognize "Webform" from the module that shares the same name. In fact, "the Webform module for Drupal" is the #1 hit when searching for "Webform" in Google, Yahoo, and Bing. With nearly 200,000 installations, it's clear that the Webform module is a popular and mature software package.

In order to promote healthy and ongoing development for the Webform module, we've started Webform.com, a website that provides the functionality of the Webform module for Drupal as a hosted service. Through Webform.com, we can take the Webform project to the next level by putting dedicated resources toward new features and support.

If you're not familiar with Drupal, you may have found Webform.com by searching for survey tools -- or maybe you were directed here by a friend who knows Drupal. However you arrived here, welcome! 

So...what does this all mean for you? It means that you can use Webform.com to create and control your own forms and data quickly and easily! Design forms and surveys for your business, school, volunteer group, or other organization. With multiple account abilities and generous response limits, Webform.com is a great new option for gathering data.

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Beta Launch

It's worth noting that today's launch is our beta release, and we don't yet have puchasing plans in place for users to upgrade beyond the initial free accounts (but even those have quite generous limits!) If you run into a cap, let us know and we'll make sure you can keep running.

We hope you enjoy the site, and we'd love to hear your feedback!

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Congrats buddy! You worked so hard on this and I'm glad to see it finally coming to fruition!

The site looks and works wonderfully! I didn't realize how far the Webform module had come until taking Webform.com for a test drive. The form builder is much slicker than it used to be. The pages are super snappy as well. I see that you're running Nginx and assume APC or Memcached is used as a cache. The performance really shows in comparison with your average Drupal site. Nice work all round!

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Thanks rickvug! Yes we're using nginx. Because *all* connections are SSL when logged in or filling out forms, we needed a web server like nginx that can have long persistent connections so we don't have to redo the SSL handshaking on every request. Especially when using the Form Builder interface, users are constantly sending AJAX requests that we'd like them to be super-zippy. :)

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Way to go, Nate et al!  This site looks amazing, and of course I know the underly technology is sound.  Here's hoping you give the other players in the market a run for their money.  I'll do what I can to help.  : )

Unbelievable! This rocks!

I hope this site gets all the success it deserves!

@nate Good to know! I'd love to read a post on the Lullabot site about your ideal Nginx setup. I've done some experiments on a VM and have been very impressed so far. The next step is to look at fastcgi caching so anonymous page requests don't touch Drupal (ala Varnish). Nginx + fastcgi cache + APC user cache feels like an ideal setup for a low memory performant single server VPS setup.

Good luck with this guys, it's a great idea - one that could be replicated by many great Drupal modules, in the same way that CitizenSpeak has done.

Mark C.