How Much Does WordPress Cost

Someone actually contacted me to ask if WordPress costs money, and if yes it does, how much does WordPress cost?

First of all, we have to clear up that there are two kind of WordPress. Before you choose your website, don’t forget to visit this page, which I always keep it up-to-date until today about WordPress hosting comparison that I have used.

Update on May 2014, this video will show you the best minimum expenses to set up WP.

The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

About WordPress.com

In WordPress.com website, you can sign up for a username and have a completely free blog.

Your blog URL will be something like: yourblogaddress.wordpress.com.

Having a blog in WordPress.com is totally no cost, means you don’t have to pay anything, BUT it has limitations.

Example, you can’t put affiliate links, or advertisements or changing css layout (unless you pay extra cash to upgrade ability editing css file).

There are many more informations about it, which you can read in the site.

About WordPress.org

This blog uses WordPress.org blogging software, it means, i have downloaded the zip file from WordPress.org website and installed it.

WordPress!

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To install WordPress zip file, you need a domain name and a webhosting service.

So, WordPress itself is free BUT you need to pay for the webhost and domain.

Now, we can also use free webhosting which provides mySQL and PHP, but they are not reliable.


So how much does actually a domain and a webhost cost to install WordPress?

It really depends on the webhost you choose. I use Justhost.com i pay about 3 Euro (5$ which is equal to a bottle of a coke) a month for 3 years.

I got one free domain name for a lifetime, and a webhost which enable me to install about 5 blogs with 5 different domain names.

So far there is not a big deal to complain, the support is amazing fast, and i am happy with them.

There are some famous and popular webhosting services, but I only recommend the good ones, JustHost and HostGator(Hostgator coupon; FROMBLOGWEB6 ).

Choose your webhost wisely, if you are serious to blog for a long time, and you also need to consider about having many blogs with one webhosting deal.

Trust me, first step is to decide the best webhost for you, because without it, your blog won’t live long and you can waste your time and works.

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Comments

  1. Miga says

    I have a website hosted on ipage. It loads very slow although their support service is good. I tried my client’s host with same wordpress theme/files and this one would load the page much faster than ipage. Now, I use my ipage hosting for testing and such.

    I plan to use HostGator next time.

    • says

      Hey Miga,

      I have heard about iPage, never tried it though.

      But i did some researches in Google (because of the awesome or cheap price), some said it loads slow, now you confirmed it.

      Thanks for the review.

        • says

          Hi Miga,

          Most people switch to Hostgator, but i don’t use Hostgator, I use JustHost.

          So i can’t say HostGator is good or not. But most of my blogger friends use it, so i am sure it is fine.

          Please consider signing up with your best choice through my link, i will get small comission for it :-)

          Thanks a bunch!

  2. Sathish @ TechieMania says

    Hi Kimi, Awesome article. Well, the answer is WordPress.org comes at no cost but you need to buy webspace to use it :)

  3. says

    I think finding a host for your blog can be one of the daunting things to do when you first start with your own WordPress blog, and although there are plenty of hosts out there offering things such as unlimited hosting etc, you have to be careful, my first host offered this and was the worst service ever, since moving to my current host, I’ve never had to look for another ;)

    • says

      Hey Karen,

      I agree with you, actually i have used 1and1 for maybe 8 years now, and i am happy with it.

      But it was for static html website, and they increased the price early this year, it was costly for me, so i moved to JustHost.

      However i reckon other blogs which use JustHost loads slowly as the database queries increased. Let’s see what will happen with mine.

      I hope it will be just fine as i don’t run many blogs.

      Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment =D

  4. says

    Hi, thanks for clarifying the difference in the wordpress sites.

    I like the idea of having the wordpress software installed on your own site. Then you have the best benefit of choosing and having your own domain name. It is so cheap to register and pay for a domain, I think that is the best option.

    • says

      Hi Mike,

      I absolutely agree with you, having a selfhosted blog is the best option especially if we want to blog seriously.

      But then who would not blog seriously? creating posts regularly and not serious? i guess all of us are serious to blog.

      Thanks for your great thoughts Mike.

  5. says

    Excellent explanation Kimi!

    This is a very common confusion that many people get confused with, and now, I know where to direct them when they ask me how much wordpress costs :) .

    Cheers!
    Gloson