Website hosting, or Web hosting, enables a business to store and provide access to its website through an external hosting provider, rather than an in-house Web server.

WordPress users can choose from several Web hosting options.

  • Dedicated hosting devotes an entire Web server to a single site. This option gives site owners complete control over the server’s configuration. However, they will need to update their WordPress installation regularly. It’s also the most expensive option.
  • With a shared hosting service, many sites share a single server. They also share the cost of maintaining the server, which makes it less expensive than a dedicated host.
  • is a blog hosting service. While it is not formally affiliated with, using this service will ensure that your WordPress installation is always up to date. It’s also easy to set up. However, the platform has several significant limitations. does not support plugins, which can substantially reduce site functionality. It also lacks support for custom themes.