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What is the difference between wordpress.org and wordpress.com?

What is the difference of these 2 websites? I heard there is a difference between wordpress.org and wordpress.com Does anybody know the difference?

shah's picture

They differ in hosting

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WordPress comes with two different tastes. WordPress.com and WordPress.org both are open source software and provide website service. The previous one comes with hosting while the later one is self-hosted CMS(Content Management Service). WordPress.com comes free for a subdomain like mysite.wordpress.com while WordPress.org provides only the software to manage your site. 
 

Rafsan's picture

They also differ in Security and Update

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You rent your site from WordPress.com which makes sure of its security and updates for you. But for WordPress.org site, you have its ownership. You are just using the open source software for your site's content management. So, unlike WordPress.com site, some responsibility and technical knowledge is required for the maintenance of it