Many may argue that the SharePoint 2010 wasn’t a really great choice for building public websites. Now, that can be certainly agreed to because it had some major shortfalls such as its licensing costs, selective compatibility of 3rd party products and plug-ins and design complexity. However, there are many good websites that were created in SharePoint 2010, which their owners continue to be happy with.
The SharePoint 2013 has seen considerable improvements as compared to SharePoint 2010 though. The most prominent positive changes that have been effected in SharePoint 2013 include:
Licensing cost: Earlier with SharePoint 2010 you would need an additional internet Server for creating websites besides the software license. That would make it a costly affair. But with SharePoint 2013, all that’s needed id a server license.
Flexible hosting choices: There are more hosting choices now with SharePoint 2013 where organizations can choose options that suit their needs and budgets. Options include in cloud with Office 365 and in the Azure cloud.
That said, SharePoint 2013 can be a good choice for public website development and after the above development have come into effect, website creation just got better.
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