Though external hosting providers may offer a level of file and database access that is locked down in our on-campus solution, ITS Digital Services offers a stable, low-maintenance and secure environment at low or no cost. (Upfront charges for design and development may apply.) This chart summarizes what we think are the best reasons to host on campus.

ITS Hosted Externally Hosted
Flexibility 50+ available plugins & custom CSS Identify, purchase and manually install plugins as needed
Login Any user with an Onyen Separate usernames and passwords
WP Maintenance Included Requires regular theme, plugin, WP updates
Hosting Included Recurring cost
Security Included Recurring cost
Support Included (may incur charges) Recurring cost