Comparing WordPress Options

OIT offers WordPress sites in one of two ways: Blog sites and Hosted sites. Blogs sites are free and are simpler to setup with limited options. Hosted sites are more complex and offer more options, most notably a customizable URL. Hosted sites are $300/year.

A comparison of the two site options are below.

Blog Sites
250MB storage
yoursite.wordpress.ncsu.edu URL
WRAP authentication
Backups
Basic Form Options
Hosted Sites
500MB+ storage
Your NCSU URL
Optional WRAP authentication
Nightly backups
Google Analytics
Advanced Form Options
Plugin and theme customization