For anyone new to using WordPress, the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org and all of the details in-between can be quite confusing. With some recent changes at WordPress.com, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this topic and clear up any confusion you might have about where to host your WordPress site.
First, let’s talk about a few of the terms you’ll run into when choosing hosting. When you visit WordPress hosting sites these days, you often see talk of “hosted” and “self-hosted” options. Both options mean that your site will be hosted on a live server, but there is a big difference between the two.