SaaS vs Hosted Websites: Convenience vs Control

SaaS. What is it? Software as a Service or “SaaS” is a business model where a software company builds a platform and then sells access to use the platform as an ongoing subscription. Companies like Wix, Weebly, and Shopify have built website platforms that are hosted and maintained for you. SaaS is highly convenient, but that convenience comes at a cost; the ability to fully control, customize, and modify the platform. Enter the “Hosted Solution.” A Hosted Solution refers to a website that is built on an open-source or custom platform that you install on a web server rented from a hosting company like InMotion or HostGator....

Tags: SaaS, Hosting, Servers

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