Self Hosted WordPress vs WordPress.com

WordPress is a publishing platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online. You can use this platform in two ways:

  • WordPress.com
  • Self Hosted WordPress

Let's compare the WordPress.com and the self hosted WordPress by preseneting the differences and explaining the advantages of one and the other.

Self hosted WordPress advantages

  • You can install and use our themes
  • You have full control on your website data. You don’t have any strict terms of service imposed by someone
  • You can use plugins any type of plugins: free, paid, custom
  • You can customize and modify themes
  • You can use any ad service on your website and you are free to sell as many ads as you want
  • Custom Analytics are possible
Attention

The theme upload method is available only for self-hosted WordPress users, since the WordPress.com system does not support this option!

Self hosted WordPress disadvantages

  • You should find a host, install the custom theme by yourself
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WordPress.com advantages

  • They provide hosting and backups
  • It gives the possibility to integrate your social networks
  • There’s no need to install plugins. It provides such features as: comments, sharing, stats, etc.
  • Support and WordPress.com forums access.

WordPress.com disadvantages

  • You are not allowed to sell ads on your site unless you have a specific number pageviews per month
  • You are restricted to use plugins
  • You are not allowed to use custom analytics software
  • You cannot use our themes. You follow their choice of themes which are used on lots of websites. Thus, it somehow affects your uniqueness
  • You should always abide their Terms of Service
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