How Do You Make a WordPress Website That Everyone Can See
Getting a WordPress website online is a powerful thing. It allows you to express yourself, to advertise your business, to sell products and to post pictures of cats. Getting the website online though – can be a challenge for many.
There are 2 ways of doing it:
Host WordPress Yourself (wordpress.org)
Hosting WordPress on your own web server is the most flexible option – but it also comes with it’s own challenges. You will need to find a web host (somewhere to put your website files), and then install and maintain your installation. This can be quite a lot of work – but if you are knowledgable about technology then it’s probably the way to go.
Host WordPress In The Cloud (wordpress.com)
WordPress.com is a hosted WordPress platform. It’s a website that allows you to signup for an account and then create as many websites as you like that you can use for anything you like. Since it’s a hosted application there are some limitations – but many of these can be overcome by paying for upgrades.
Paying for these optional upgrades can be done at any time – the basic service is free – and so you can test the site as much as you like before diving in deeper.