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How would you differentiate a self-hosted wordpress site from the ordinary ones?

  1. thesingernurse profile image81
    thesingernurseposted 5 years ago

    How would you differentiate a self-hosted wordpress site from the ordinary ones?

    Hi! I've been having some difficulties understanding blog, wordpress, and internet-related terminologies. I would like to know what's the unique thing about a "self-hosted" wordpress blog or site which makes it different among the rest...

    Thank you in advance!

  2. Everyday Miracles profile image86
    Everyday Miraclesposted 5 years ago

    Self-hosted refers to a blog for which the owner pays a hosting fee to a company such as HostGator. It usually has its own blog and may be recognizable by the branding (Wordpress) in the copyright as well as the fact that most self-hosted Wordpress blogs have ads on them. Wordpress.com blogs can't support ads due to disabling javascript, so if you see ads on a wordpress site, it's self-hosted.

  3. kenyaentrepreneur profile image92
    kenyaentrepreneurposted 5 years ago

    you can feederentiate by the look of the domain name. A self hosted blog wl have a domain like www.yoursite.com while a free wordpress blog wl have a domain name like www.yoursite.wordpress.com hop this helps

  4. Teresa Schultz profile image80
    Teresa Schultzposted 5 years ago

    A self-hosted WordPress site or any site that is self-hosted means that you have registered a domain and ordered hosting for your site. When you upload your site (or install WordPress and add your WordPress theme) to the host server control panel using log in details that the host service provider provided you with, your site is self-hosted.

    A WordPress site that has two periods in the web address, like somethingorother.wordpress.com is a site that is using some of WordPress.com's host server space - it's WordPress.com's host server space, not your own like it would be your own if you registered a domain name and ordered hosting yourself.