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 $324/year.

A comparison of the two site options are below.

Blog Sites

  • 500MB storage
  • yoursite.wordpress.ncsu.edu URL
  • Shibboleth authentication
  • Backups
  • Basic Form Options
Hosted Sites

  • 2GB storage
  • Your own URL
  • Optional Shibboleth authentication
  • Nightly backups
  • Google Analytics
  • Advanced Form Options
  • Plugin and theme customization