Drafting and publishing content is intuitive and non-technical.
(Based on 22 reviews)
Rich Text Editor
Formatting content is straight-forward and painless.
Keep track of incrementally changing versions of the same content.
Available gadgets and modules suit the needs of your site and are easily incorperated onto the page.
Can easily institute an approval routing process between authors and editors.
Easily schedule content to be published at a certain time and in a certain order.
System allows the storage and management of rich media files.
Able to search your content based on keyword, metadata, tags, etc.
(Based on 20 reviews)
Content--both published and yet-to-be published--can be intuitively managed, edited, tagged, approved, and stored.
Host a website on a server shared by other websites. Server resources, such as CPU time, memory, and disk space, are shared by all accounts hosted on the server.
Rent server space from a hosting provider and subsequently sublet server space and hosting services to other websites using a specific type of website hosting service.
(Based on 49 reviews)
Host an account on virtual servers where overall server resources are shared across all accounts, while some portions of those resources are reserved for each account.
(Based on 51 reviews)
Lease and use a private server that is either managed or unmanaged. Users are have access to all resources available on the machine, and resources are not shared with any other accounts.
(Based on 64 reviews)
Own and manage a private server housed by the hosting provider. Maintain all aspects of owned server(s), with the exception of infrastructure such as electricity, internet access, and storage facilities.
Breadth of Pre-Built Templates
The software provides a wide breadth of free or purchasable site templates that are attractive and suited to your webpages' needs.
Effective mobile templates are available and easily customizable.
(Based on 15 reviews)
Consistent design elements across sites (including personalized brand components) unites webpages into a coherent online presence.
The visual appearance of webpages can be easily customized to fit your site’s needs.
(Based on 16 reviews)
Clear and pre-determined storage limits are associated with a hosting plan, and storage limits can be expanded if normal site usage is exceeded.
(Based on 137 reviews)
Hosting providers outline the amount of data that you and your visitors are able to cumulatively upload and download over a given period of time. Pay for additional bandwidth as needed to accomodate web traffic.
(Based on 139 reviews)
Manage email accounts associated with web domains through a built-in or third-party email interface. Support is provided for POP3 and IMAP email systems.
Control Panel Integration
Integrate hosting plans with either open-source or proprietary web hosting control panels in order to use a graphical user interface (GUI) that facilitates access to additional web hosting management features.
(Based on 107 reviews)
Providers allow for a variety of content management systems to be used when managing websites. Support is offered for "one-click" or rapid installations of CMS tools.
(Based on 131 reviews)
Web Framework Support
The website hosting provider offers support for a variety of server-side coding languages, as well as multiple versions of the web frameworks.
(Based on 94 reviews)
Install e-commerce tools, such as shopping carts, into your website. Certain e-commerce integrations may incur an additional fee.
(Based on 56 reviews)
Access and management of files through FTP, .htaccess, and shell access is provided to users.
(Based on 115 reviews)
Support is provided for a variety of database types, including MySQL, PostsgreSQL, SQL Server, and more. Choose from these and manage your database within the control panel associated with your hosting plan.
(Based on 132 reviews)
Site backup, spam detection, firewalls, malware detection tools, and other security features are offered within the hosting plan.
(Based on 124 reviews)
The system has a large and interactive community of users.
Pagination, page headers and titles, meta tags and URL structure all contribute well to site SEO.
(Based on 17 reviews)
Flexible Navigation Structures
Able to build out different and multiple taxonomies to store and index content.
User, Role, and Access Management
Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.
Enables users to view and interact with the same content in multiple languages.
(Based on 18 reviews)
Dashboards and Reports
Access pre-built and custom reports and dashboards.
API / Integrations
Application Programming Interface - Specification for how the application communicates with other software. API's typically enable integration of data, logic, objects, etc. with other software applications.
Provides features to allow scaling for large organizations or an expansive web presence.