Get To Know the Webs Founders

Webs was founded ten years ago by three brothers: Zeki, Haroon, and Idris Mokhtarzada. Each brother has a specialty: Zeki, who studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Maryland (UMD) became Webs’ Chief Technology Officer; Haroon, who studied Economics at UMD became Webs’ Chief Executive Officer; and Idris, who was a teenager when Webs was founded, and who has worked at Webs for almost half his life (!), has become an expert on emerging technologies, product development, and information architecture.

I recently sat down with the brothers to ask them some questions about the company they started a decade ago. They’ve guided, shaped, and evolved Webs ever since, and their passion for Webs is evident in these fascinating clips:

CTO Zeki tells us what he likes best about his job:

CEO Haroon shares what inspires him:

Co-founders Zeki, Haroon, and Idris discuss the pros and cons of running a business with your brothers:

We hope you enjoyed these peeks into the minds that launched your favorite site-building tool.

We’ll have some more clips up next week, so check back. We’ll also be offering some amazing giveaways toward the end of the month to express our gratitude to you, our loyal customers. Without you, Webs would not be celebrating its 10th anniversary!

27 Responses

  1. Reply
    The PC Tech Guy
    Jun 13, 2011 - 12:30 PM

    As polite as I can be, are these “brothers” still in charge? Did they decide upon an 8 page limit? I’m not sure that’s what they envisioned when they started Freewebs.

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      the Webs Team
      Jun 13, 2011 - 04:02 PM

      @PC Tech Guy: Yes all 3 brothers work every day in the office and are very much in charge

  2. Reply
    Myuwant
    Jun 13, 2011 - 01:13 PM

    Ohh great ,thanks for posting…. :D

  3. Reply
    Garry Ricketson
    Jun 13, 2011 - 09:46 PM

    Happy BirthDay,
    And keep up the good work!
    From Garry

  4. Reply
    Los Beast
    Jun 14, 2011 - 04:18 AM

    I LIKE WEBS!!! I LIKE WEBS!!! The BEST website hosting I had ever have!!!

  5. Reply
    sagamanga
    Jun 14, 2011 - 07:11 AM

    i have used sagamanga and webs for years i started when i was like 9 and it was just amazing that i could do all this back then i was just in like 4th grade and i was introduced to webs.com back then it was called webz but its was alright when they changed it know i can just do it and even back then i used the website for anime and games it was amazing to me i was just 9 so yeah but you know i felt good i think know its still amazing and i am using webs agian for a new website so yeah amzing website

  6. Reply
    Raytion
    Jun 14, 2011 - 09:28 AM

    I think webs is the best site builder and hosting service in the world! I would upgrade to preimium if i were not 15. I have seen loads of website builders like moonfruit and yola, but they might be good site builders but they are all missing 1 thing that makes webs even better. Webs has a great community. It is friendly and more social. I love webs!

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    The PC Tech Guy
    Jun 14, 2011 - 01:40 PM

    Do they know about the 8 page limit for free users, though? I’m just wondering if they were envisioning such a limit, especially when it was called “Freewebs.”

  8. Reply
    anthony
    Jun 14, 2011 - 07:52 PM

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS! WEBS IS AWESOME!

  9. Reply
    Andrew
    Jun 14, 2011 - 11:20 PM

    Awesome guys. It’s good to know who we are dealing with so thanks for this write up about yourselves.

  10. Reply
    naughtysnake
    Jun 15, 2011 - 07:30 PM

    Let’s see if some day we’ll be able to post stuff in spanish without getting strange symbols when typing ´, ñ… G%%d B/€.

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    bkingclubhellas
    Jun 16, 2011 - 03:13 AM

    The jod is perfect, but I think, once there is an app as the forum, there shoulb be the option to be able to see which registered member is on line, at least for the premium members…
    the founders should take care of these problem.

  12. Reply
    Eugene
    Jun 16, 2011 - 10:48 AM

    Thank you very much webs for the good job. I really love webs. You guys have help me in building websites.

    Thank you so much.

    Eugene (Austria)

  13. Reply
    ana maria mansilla b
    Jun 16, 2011 - 11:12 AM

    I NEED ALL THE COMENTS, “”all””, IN SAPANISH…¿¿is possible??

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      Jun 16, 2011 - 02:30 PM

      @Ana Maria: Comments will show up in the language they are typed in.

  14. Reply
    ana maria mansilla b
    Jun 16, 2011 - 11:13 AM

    because my lenguaje inglish is very limited…THANKS YOU!!!

  15. Reply
    cuscas
    Jun 16, 2011 - 12:46 PM

    wow its marvellous having people lyk u.KEEP IT UP BROSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  16. Reply
    Ellie
    Jun 16, 2011 - 06:40 PM

    Dear Zeki, Haroon, and Idris . I am appalled and disgusted that webs.com have chosen salacious and unsuitable advertising material to be integrated into the heading banner of Noah’s Ark Face Painting which is aimed at CHILDRENS’ ENTERTAINMENT. My stasts show a sharp decline since this shabby exploitation started. Please remove this from my banner heading forthwith as i cannot reconcile this content with my site. Regards Ellie Davison
    Noah’s Ark Face Painting

  17. Reply
    Heike
    Jun 17, 2011 - 02:00 AM

    Hi,I have just published my website. I was working on it for about 3weeks. I just want to say,thank you very much for such a wonderful website building tool. I was able to make it look professional and easy. I will eventually buy the premium when I have some money.

  18. Reply
    Ashit Sarkar
    Jun 20, 2011 - 04:33 AM

    After Yahoo pulled out from providing a free website facility, I looked around several alternatives, and discovered webs.com – which is undoubtedly a most easy and friendly facility for all – whether beginners or experts. I am delighted with their supportive attitude, which I particularly noticed when due to one offensive site, all webs.com sites were blocked in India for a substantial period. The webs team worked through nights for over a month to get it corrected in a foreign country with unsympathetic officials to the problems of tens of thousands of the innocent users. Delighted to see and hear the creators of this great company, who have such high service attitude.

  19. Reply
    Deborah Warren
    Jun 28, 2011 - 11:40 AM

    Happy Birthday! Finally, we have a great website that was SO easy to build and is SO easy to maintain! Woot!!

  20. Reply
    David Henderson
    Jul 09, 2011 - 11:06 PM

    Thank-you 4 the opportunity & Hi 2u guys :) I’m only new at making a web site with your webs.com. Shore Iv made a few stuff up’s getting used to the way things work but I guess this sorta thing happiness all the time. I’ll get used 2 it. I’ll have a watch of your video’s now Regards David.

  21. Reply
    Small Webs site owner
    Jul 21, 2011 - 05:38 PM

    Hello, Sirs,
    Thank you for giving me a small Webs site. Thank you for making it simple to use.
    Eric (official representative) has just emailed me that I am too small a user to be a priority for them to fix my problem with my forum page not loading. I asked to contact you gentlemen but he said I’m not allowed. He said he will forward my request for help to you. Will you watch for it, please? And will you help me?
    Thank you again.

  22. Reply
    sharon
    Sep 08, 2011 - 03:49 AM

    maybe some companies are in equal knowlegde when it comes to technology, but Webs has a HEART like of a family. They treat me as a family. I love this company.

    Haroon inspires me^^.

    More power Webs.

  23. Reply
    Angela
    May 19, 2012 - 08:04 PM

    I like webs but for me to love it. I wish webs would give more features to those who have a free account and cant afford to upgrade to a package. I am trying to promote my book that I am almost done with and will be ready to publish but with only having a 10 page limit is not working for me because I want more content on my website

  24. Reply
    David Armstrong
    Jun 17, 2013 - 07:46 PM

    thank you for this awesome information.

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