Wikia (formerly Wikicities) is a free web hosting service for wikis, or wiki farm. It is normally free of charge for readers and editors, deriving most of its income from advertising, and publishes all user-provided text under copyleft licenses. Wikia hosts several thousand wikis using the open-source wiki software Mediawiki. Its operator, Wikia, Inc., is a for-profit Delaware company founded in late 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley—respectively Chairman Emeritus and Advisory Board member of the Wikimedia Foundation—and headed by Gil Penchina. BCS Webdesign class use this.