From hosting a coming soon page for a website launch to a maintenance page for an under construction website, these two options are the most likely used although there are a number of reasons to temporarily disable a WordPress website.
For instance, I stumbled into the website design and development business in the early 2000’s. From design to hosting, I’ve amassed a good growing base of monthly subscriptions to our web hosting services.
While the web hosting was not intentionally marketed, it has been a steady flow of business amongst the web design and development, search marketing, and domain buying and selling.
In the early days, managing payments for web hosting services was a complete nightmare and laborious black hole at times. Fast forward to today, and there are a number of ways to manage monthly subscription payments.
However, associating website non-payment from a customer for a website can still send one down a rabbit hole if the right solutions are chosen.
Nevertheless, I’ve used a number of manual tools to suspend WordPress websites for non-payment, under construction, or maintenance mode sessions.