In the quest for self-control of their websites, many people go to WordPress, Blogger, GoDaddy, Drupal, Joomla, or one of the many “free template” services, and sign up for free websites that they can “manage” themselves. In some cases, there is nothing wrong with that!

What you can get through these blog services or “free website” services is a cookie cutter, simple design in an empty shell, void of content or originality. How you get that simple design live on the web is entirely up to you, literally. You can buy space on a cloud server somewhere for a monthly fee, but you need to figure out how to get your website onto that server.  You can purchase your own web address, but you need to figure out how to point that web address to your simple website on the server you’ve chosen. What these services won’t offer is help – help getting your site live, help learning how to use their site editor system, help putting a contact form on your site, help uploading images or documents to your site, help putting your facebook widget on your site, help getting your pages to look the way you want them to, or help when your site gets hacked (which these free services are notorious for)!

The company I work for has a better solution, complete with all the necessary “help” and security:

To get an idea what the CMS is like, go ahead and review our Help Docs website.