The differences between and

Where do you start when you want to get started with WordPress. After all, there are two sites called WordPress that you can use to get started with your website. The main difference is that one site requires you to do everything yourself; which is more work and also a lot more complicated. But it also has advantages. Thus, you “may” install as many plugins and themes on your own website as you like. The other site requires less technical knowledge, but also offers far fewer freedoms.

At, you can create your own website under a subdomain within 5 minutes. For example:

This website will show ads by on your website. For a fee, you can use your own domain name on which then no ads are shown. More information on this can be found here.

You hardly need any technical knowledge in this regard. And technical maintenance and hosting is all taken care of for you. So here you have nothing to worry about.

The disadvantage of is the limited freedom in choosing themes and installing certain plugins. If you want to enjoy the same convenience, you can also order WordPress hosting from a hosting company, where the same technical updates and hosting are taken out of your hands and you have all the freedom of theme and plugin selection.


  • No technical knowledge required
  • Very advantageous

At this site, you can download WordPress for free and then install it on your own hosting package ordered from a hosting provider. To this package you then also link your own domain name.

Benefits of

  • You can use Google Analytics to track your visitors
  • You can install your favorite plugins and themes
  • You have complete freedom in how you set up your website
  • WordPress through is free
  • You own your own website and those linked to it

At SQR.NL, we offer WordPress hosting where the software is already installed on your hosting environment and you can enjoy a lot of benefits without too much technical knowledge.

If you have any questions as a result of this article, please feel free to get in touch.

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