What is a WordPress website?

WordPress is a free and world’s most popular content management system tool for blogging and managing website. It is based on PHP and MySQL and used by major top websites in the world.

WordPress is originally a blogging platform but it supports other types of web content including media galleries, and online stores.

What is a WordPress website


WordPress was developed in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg. It powers 32% of all websites on the internet. It is used for simple websites such as everyday blogging and news sites and anyone looking for an easy-to-manage site. For example, techcrunch.com or vogue.in

Features of WordPress

  • Open source: Blogging platform open source CMS for free of cost.
  • Easy: Effortless installation method for creating WordPress websites.
  • Cost effective programming: Offers inexpensive online content management solution.
  • Scalability

WordPress.com or WordPress.org

WordPress.org vs WordPress.com


WordPress.org is where you can download the WordPress software to use on your own web hosting account.

  • Requires a separate web hosting account to run a WordPress website.
  • Use your own custom domain name for your website’s URL. For example, mywebsite.com
  • Upload your own free, premium or custom themes to customize your website.
  • The WordPress software is totally free. ( Web hosting for your website does have yearly or monthly costs.)


WordPress.com is a hosted service where you can set up a website or blog that runs in WordPress.

  • Requires you to sign up for an account to create to create your website or blog.
  • Free plans will be a sub-domain of WordPress.com. For example, mywebsite.wordpress.com
  • Choose from available free or premium themes.
  • The basic website functionality is free, but users have to pay for additional features.You can setup WordPress website for free on your server by doing some basic setup.