Difference Between Free WordPress and Self Hosted WordPress Blog

Recently we talked about What is WordPress and two variation of WordPress.

  • Free WordPress.com Blog
  • Self Hosted WordPress blog

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You must be thinking what is the difference between these two WordPress blog.

Free WordPress blog

WordPress.com provide you with a free WordPress blog with lots of limitations like

Limitations of Free WordPress Blogs

  • Theme selection
  • Plugins
  • Putting advertisement
  • File Upload limit
  • Limited Storage
  • WordPress.com domain
  • No FTP

Self Hosted WordPress blog

Where as a Self hosted WP blog is more or less like a website which is hosted on your server where you are free to select any number of WordPress themes, plugins, Storage limit and advertisement.

Advantages of Self Hosted WordPress Blog

  • Unlimited Plugins
  • Unlimited Theme
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Unique domain name
  • Advertisement
  • Self hosted
  • Complete control
  • FTP access.

More over you will have your own domain like I have www.themepremium.com .

We will discus more on WordPress blogs in upcoming posts. Don’t forget to use any of the subscription offer mentioned in the sidebar to subscribe to themepremium.


  1. Gabe | freebloghelp.com:

    Great job on breaking it down. I, too, wrote a similar piece a few weeks ago for folks who need to quickly understand the difference. Your info is spot on!

  2. Shafar:

    Very useful article for the beginners. :)

    Great to see your new wordpress-oriented blog. Wishing you the best.


  3. Mathdelane:

    Kudos for breaking it down nicely! A must read for those planning to start a blog and those thinking of switching from other platforms.

  4. freezonal:

    Very nice information for all newbies about the difference in features that we feel in free WordPress blog and a self hosted WordPress blog.