Open source blogging tool developer WordPress has launched a Web site building suite aimed at small businesses.

WordPress Business offers ad-free site hosting, free domain as well as unlimited storage, unlimited selection of premium web site theme and live support via chat or email all for annual fee of $299.

WordPress said other vendors offer similar packages for prices around $696.

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While WordPress is more popularly known for its consumer focused blog hosting service and had earlier offered a Pro plan for users looking for enterprise-focused option. This is its first offering solidly targeted at the SMB crowd.

While there may be cheaper options to WordPress Business, the package’s unlimited storage, support and the wide choices of site themes make it very attractive.

 

Learn more about the offering here

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  • Long Island Marketing Company

    Not sure this is a great value. Our hosting provider offers a ton of storage and we already own plenty of great premium wordpress themes.

  • http://www.origincs.com/ Chris Bunting

    It looks more like an upgrade path from the Free WordPress.com service. Since many of the free users move on to shared hosting providers.