What is WordPress?

Modified on Sun, 14 Jan 2024 at 04:44 PM

If you're new to websites and online presence, you've probably heard the term "WordPress" thrown around. So, what exactly is WordPress, and how does it fit into the puzzle of your website, domain, and hosting? In simple terms, WordPress is a powerful tool that helps you build and manage your website.

To understand WordPress, envision its role in your website's structure and its link to the domain and hosting services. Think of this relationship as analogous to various aspects of a house.

Domain: Your Address on the Web

Your domain is like the address of your house on the internet. It's what people type into their browsers to find your website. For example, if your business is called "Tech Help Tuesday," your domain could be www.techhelptuesday.com.

Hosting: Your Website's Land

Hosting is like the land where you build your house. It's the space on a server where all your website's files, images, and content are stored. When someone types your domain into their browser, the hosting server delivers your website.

WordPress: The Architect and Interior Designer

Here comes the exciting part – WordPress is your website's architect and interior designer. It takes the space provided by the hosting and turns it into a beautiful, functional website.

For most of our partners, we install WordPress for you on your hosting space. It's the software that turns your collection of files into a website. When you log in to WordPress, you're accessing the control center for your site, allowing you to make changes, add new pages, or publish blog posts.

In summary, think of WordPress as the magic behind the scenes. Your domain is the address, hosting is the land, and WordPress is the creative force that turns that land into a stunning website. As you embark on your online journey, remember that WordPress is here to make building and managing your website an exciting and accessible adventure. Happy website building!

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