Differences Between WordPress.com (Self-hosted) & WordPress.org (Non-hosted)

Differences Between WordPress.com (Self-hosted) & WordPress.org (Non-hosted)

If you’re new to , you might have been trying to understand the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, So, I listed out the key differences so it can help you pick the best one for your needs.

WordPress.com

It is a platform where you can set up your or blog under different pricing plans.

WordPress.org

It is a self-hosted platform where you can easily download the WordPress software on your web hosting account.

WordPress.com

Gives you a free sub-domain for your website/blog. (abc.wordpress.com)

WordPress.org

Use your custom domain for your website/blog. (abc.com)

WordPress.com

You can’t monetize your blog or website. Hosting is free up to a limit. (Limited disk space of 3GB}

WordPress.org

You can monetize your blog or website and earn from it. You need to pay for hosting yourself.

WordPress.com

It allows no plugins. You have limited options of themes to choose from.

WordPress.org

You can upload your plugins to extend functionality. Upload your own free, premium, custom themes to customize your website.

WordPress.com

It is easy to set up as a novice. No back-end code, database, or file access.

WordPress.org

You will need basic expertise for setup. You can access and customize all back-end code and database files.

WordPress.com

WordPress handles all your website Maintenance. Best for hobby bloggers who don’t plan to monetize their blog.

WordPress.org

You handle website Maintenance. Best for anyone who wants to monetize their blog and grow a much larger audience.

So which of them will you be going for?

therealibk

Ibukunoluwa ‘therealibk’ Kuti is a creative and results-oriented WordPress Web Designer and Digital Media Manager.

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