Since, there are two versions of WordPress available on the internet i.e. WordPress.com (commercial) and WordPress.org (Free) it is acquiring more than a quarter of the internet these days.
Commercial WordPress includes their own hosting plans and services. To run a site on the commercial version, a user have to register on WordPress.com then, purchase a domain of his choice from there and a suitable hosting plan provided by WordPress.com and everything would be managed on WordPress.com easily but, there are some limitations as you won’t get that much freedom to customize your site in the way you want and it is expensive too whereas, WordPress from WordPress.org is an open source content management system and allow you to create your site in the way you want as it comes with General Public License.
This article will help you to know the basic requirements for its installation on self-hosted domain.
All you need to have is a domain name with a suitable hosting plan. There are lots of host providers available on the internet with cheap plans as compared to WordPress.com. HostGator, BlueHost, GoDaddy and SiteGround are most popular among them.
Before purchasing a hosting plan make sure that it supports:
- PHP version 5.6 or greater.
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater.
- The mod_rewrite Apache module.
If you are not getting the above requirements from your host provider then, you can simply ask for the same.