This can be confusing at first but the domain name is the url/address you type into an internet browser. You pay a domain registrar to register your domain name if it is available. You can also purchase your domain name through a hosting company or provider to make it easier and have everything in one place. Most domain registrars offer hosting as well.
Hosting is the space you purchase on a server where all of your website content and files are stored. Depending on the type of website you have, you could start to use up a lot of space with media such as images, videos, database, and downloads.
WordPress is open source software you can use to create websites or blogs. It’s a powerful platform that gives you the freedom to build anything you want. WordPress is free to download and install on any server which means you get to pick and choose any hosting provider.
WordPress.com is the hosted version and WordPress.org is the open source free downloadable version which we design our themes for. Choose the downloadable option from WordPress.org if you want complete control of your website and customization.
NOTE: You don’t actually have to go download the files because almost all hosting companies provide and easy way to quickly install WordPress in their control panel.
Wix and Squarespace are great if you’re just starting out and you don’t plan to customize or add advanced features in the future. The problem is, Wix and Squarespace own the platform and everything is hosted with them. If you decide they don’t have the tools you need, you’ll have to start all over on another platform. Their pricing and plans range depending on the features you need.
WordPress started as blogging software so it’s very easy to set up. You just create posts and categories.
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