The advantage to self-hosting is complete control. The thing is, we give you complete control over customization anyway.
The problem with self-hosting is that you have to do all the IT grunt work yourself. This includes: backups, security, website performance, website scaling (when you get hit with major press), and upgrading WordPress. Why not let us worry about that? After all, we’re experts.
On top of that, we include these exclusive features which you’d have to build yourself.
All this comes at about the same price as buying a slice of a server yourself! So really, what’s the point in going alone?