Unmanaged Semi-Custom Websites
Unmanaged simply means that we build the site and we hand it over to you once it is complete. Aside from being hosted elsewhere, the site is the same as our semi-custom, managed sites for features and functionality. The only difference is that you will be responsible for installation and maintenance.
These sites are built on a WordPress or Bootstrap foundation and the service includes construction of the website. Please note that any plugins or add-ons required to operate the site are the responsibility of the site owner. We will help as much as possible and will let you know up front what additional plugins or add-ons will be required.
Our sites are built on WordPress or they are built on Bootstrap. We can use any technology you like, but WordPress hosts over a quarter of all the websites in the world and makes it easy for you to maintain or make changes and edits. If you prefer we make the changes, time is allotted each month and, if you need more, we can do it on an hourly or monthly maintenance fee basis.
The other framework we like to use is bootstrap. This is a straightforward framework, but it requires more coding than a typical CMS (Content Management System) than WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or any of the many other choices. Bootstrap is faster and more flexible than a CMS simply because it doesn’t have the overhead of a CMS. No matter which choice you make, we always build for page speed and security, which is why we recommend using one of these two platforms.
Hosted / Managed vs Unmanaged
Hosted and managed means we take care of putting your site on the web and we make sure it stays up and running. Also, our servers are rock solid and if you need a change to the site, we can easily accomplish that with no additional effort on your part. Unmanaged means that we will deliver the site to you and you will be responsible for hosting and maintenance.