On this page, I discuss hosting options for the world's most popular blog software WordPress. In particular, I discuss WordPress hosting with our partner website, ZappyHost.
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WordPress is an open source blog platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It's often customized into a Content Management System (CMS).
As the world's most popular blogging platform, WordPress is used by some of the most famous bloggers on the web.
WordPress is available as a free download for installation onto your blog or website. Once you've downloaded it, you need to go through the installation process. Alternatively, you can use a hosting account that already has WordPress installed onto it (such as the WordPress hosting via ZappyHost).
WordPress Hosting - The Easy Way
If you use ZappyHost's WordPress hosting, you will be able to start blogging as soon as you've registered your hosting account. This is probably the easiest way to get hosting for WordPress.
Other Options for WordPress Hosting
If you don't use a WordPress hosting plan like the one above, you'll need to install WordPress yourself.
Perhaps you already have a hosting account and simply want to install WordPress onto it? Well, your currently hosting plan may already have WordPress available and ready to install. Check with your hosting provider.
Many hosting plans offer hosting for WordPress but in most cases you still need to go through the installation process after you've registered your hosting account. In other words, WordPress is not instantly available like it is with the above plan.
If your hosting account doesn't include WordPress, you will need to download it yourself. You will then need to upload it to your hosting account. Then you will need to install it onto your hosting account. The download files and full instructions are available from WordPress.org.
About Free WordPress Hosting
I should also mention that there is free hosting for WordPress through WordPress.com, however this is not ideal if you're serious about blogging. As a free service, you don't get your own domain name, eg "myblog.com". Instead, it comes under WordPress.com, so you never really own your blog. They also reserve the right to display ads on your blog too. To remove the limitations of their free service, you need to upgrade to a paid service. For more about free blogs, see Create a Free Blog.
By the way, there's nothing wrong with upgrading to their premium service, but just make sure you check their pricing first because they have different prices for different things, depending on what you want.