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In a sentence Simple and attractive sites for faculty/staff Simple sites hosted by DIT using your URL  Familiar Wordpress experience, hosted by DIT using your URL  Manage content and provide complex functionality  Manage content and provide complex functionality 
Order process Self Service Request from DIT Request from DIT This service has been retired in favor of Drupal hosted by Pantheon. Please request a Drupal (Pantheon) instance Request a new Drupal (Pantheon) site
Best Use Best used for intranets, team projects, marketing micro-sites for events or campaigns, organizing club meetings or activities. Best used for HTML/Javascript websites. There is no database back-end to store data or forms, and no server side components like PHP or CAS. Best used for less complex websites without workflows. Can support simple web applications . Best used for departmental/college websites, with advanced workflows and multiple content editors/approvers. Can support complex web applications.  Best used for departmental/college websites, with advanced workflows and multiple content editors/approvers. Can support complex web applications. 
URL mapping Yes, eligibility determined by OSC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Restrict access based on audience Partially No Partially Partially Partially
Modify HTML code No Yes No No No
WYSIWYG page editor Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Add additional admins Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web based GUI Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Storage restrictions No No No No Yes - Please see plan resources.
Recover deleted sites Only from Trash folder in Drive No Yes Yes (for 30 days) No
Recover older versions No No Yes Yes (for 30 days) Weekly backups are available up to 30 days.
Name restrictions No Must be approved Must be approved Must be approved Must be approved
Renewal No Yes Yes No No
Reusable University templates No No Yes No Yes
Automatic resolution changes (mobile view) Yes Can be added by site owner Yes Yes Yes
DIT support Functional (creation, editing, permissions) Provisioning only Provisioning only Yes Pantheon - Tier 2; Web Admins - Tier 3
Analytics Can be added Can be added Can be added Can be added Available at no cost for Performance Medium sites and above - Please see plan resources.
Annual downtime None None None None None
Integrations or embedded applications  Google Apps only No No Possible Possible
Learning curve Low Low Low High High