WordPress.com Vs WordPress.org? Know the Difference

Beginning with your WordPress Website

So, how do you feel when you decide to start your own website or blog? You must be excited to start your own blog, ideas keep on pouring in from various sources that how your blog should look like. You must be thinking about the name of your website, what should be the design like, what kind of content you want to have on your site, etc. Don’t worry, I am not scaring you and it’s not difficult to make a website in today’s world. All you need to take is action and willingness to learn. At the end of the day, you want a successful website or blog.

There are many free blogging platforms available today, the famous ones are Blogspot, Tumblr and WordPress. I recommend you to start with WordPress, as it’s getting popular day by day, and people prefer WordPress platform websites, mainly because it is very easy to navigate. It is also search engine friendly as well, though it all depends upon the kind of content  you are putting on your website. CONTENT is KING, you must have heard this a lot i suppose. Its actually true.

You can get WordPress blogging platform from two sources, i.e. from WordPress.com and WordPress.org . Now, what is the difference between these two, I would like to explain in the next section.

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

WordPress.com – This is a free blogging platform where you can have a website or a blog for free. You won’t be having a complete ownership of your website or blog as it will be hosted on WordPress servers. You’ll get a web address like domainname.WordPress.com .

The basic features are free but there are many limitations because there would be a need to upgrade your website with premium plug-ins or themes. This platform is excellent if you want to have personal blog. This is not for people who wants to make money online.

WordPress.org – This is also a free blogging platform where you can download WordPress software from WordPress.org (not necessary) but you need a hosting company to get the installation done and link it to your own domain so as to get a complete ownership of your website. Search engine ranks higher if you have your own domain. Here, your web address would be like www.example.com or example.com .

WordPress.org is in partnership with two hosting companies where you can install WordPress by just 1 click (well, just a few clicks). These are-
1) Bluehost
2) Dreamhost
These hostings also provide a free domain as well. They have scripts like quickinstall or fantastico or simple scripts where it’s easy to get WordPress.

You can also install WordPress manually on any web hosting viagra a andorre. Preferably, using scripts are much better as it’s not complicated, unlike installing manually. GoDaddy has its own Control panel and you can install WordPress on your site with just 1 click. Hostgator have scripts like quickinstall which helps you set up your WordPress website instantly. And there are many more web hosting providers. I have just named the popular ones.

This is essential and ideal for those who wants to start making money online via blogs, promoting a small business or even for those who wants to start an e-commerce website. With negligible coding knowledge, one can make a high quality website to promote his/her business.

You can easily customize your theme, can use as many plug-ins as you want. You can also monetize in different ways such as Google Adsense, Affiliate programs, contextual ads, etc. Basically, it removes all the limitations of WordPress.com .

In simple terms, first you need a domain (.com, .org, .nic, etc), then a suitable hosting to host your main domain and from that hosting you can get your WordPress framework. 

Start and learn the process of making money online.

If you have any questions in your mind, I will try my best to guide you in the right direction.


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