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The first thing you need to know is that WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS), which is based on software.

To create a website using, you need to download the software, choose a website hosting provider (and install it on a web server). This is the reason why is commonly mentioned as “the self-hosted WordPress”. is based on the but doesn’t require installing the software and self-hosting. You can sign up for right this second and have your website working immediately.

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