The difference between and

Many people get confused about the and Basically WordPress is the free blogging software to create a blog in just few clicks. WordPress is an open source software built with PHP. Now lets see the difference between WordPress (.org and .com).

What you can do with

  • We need to sign up for a blog, you will get a blog URL like "".
  • There is no need to download or install WordPress for creating your own blog.
  • No need to pay for hosting or a domain. (You can purchase domain if you need one.)
  • You do not have control over the theme customization or the database.
  • No editing source to make changes into your blog.
  • does not allow uploading themes or plugins. Javascript and CSS are also restricted.
  • Although it is free and you can create number of blogs by just creating an account but still it is not really your own.

Note: also offers paid features. These features are optional and it is really upto you to go on with it. is free but has quite a few restrictions. provides flexibility to users:

  • You will need to download WordPress from and install it free.
  • Change the appearance of your blog as you wish.
  • Install a number of plugins to get more flexibility into the blog. (No plugins with
  • Install number of themes, change / activate whichever one you like.
  • You can play with the PHP code and database (if you have knowledge of it). ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • It allows adding advertisement links, shopping carts and third party sales (like affiliates links).
  • Although it is free to use, you need to purchase hosting and domain to get it live publicly, but with you truly “own” your blog.

If you take my word, get the self hosted WordPress blog (download link Decision is yours after all, blog is yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

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