Web Hosting Alternatives

Summarized in the table below are five types of web hosting and the strengths and disadvantages of each. The information given is representative of similar service providers, but may not be completely accurate for all. Let us help you decide what type of hosting is appropriate for you.

Feature Included

Website Builder

Managed Basic Hosting

Managed WordPress Hosting

Self-Managed
Basic Hosting

Self-Managed
Wordpress Hosting

Approximate Annual Cost

$96 $120 $240 $96 $96
Website Hosting

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Name

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support

Chat & Email Chat, Phone & Email Chat, Phone & Email Chat, Phone & Email Chat, Phone & Email
Fully Managed

Yes Yes Yes No No
Daily Backups

Yes N / A Yes N / A No
30 day Retention

No N / A Yes N / A N / A
Free Website Restore

No No Yes No No
Hacker Protection

Yes Yes Yes Yes Possible
Free Hack Recovery

No No Yes No No
Static Website Supported

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic Website Supported

Yes No Yes No Yes
Plugin Ready

No No Yes No Yes
Multiple Theme Choices

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Theme Supported

No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blogging

Yes No Yes No Yes
Contact Form

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Forms

No No Yes No Possible

* N/A — denotes “not applicable”