I had a few follow ups/clarifications.
So you wouldn’t advise hosting with WordPress, even with their paid hosting options (not WordPress.org)? I was leaning that way until I found out you couldn’t use any outside templates unless you went with the $25/month plan. If you host off WordPress, is adding on JetPack worth it?
I poked around on Namecheap, and I see there is the Shared Hosting and also WordPress hosting. Why would you use the Shared vs. the WordPress option? Also I see with the plans there are numbers of email boxes you can have. Do you get them automatically and free with the plan, or do you also have to buy the email hosting to get the feature turned on? Does that make sense?