What is: is a propriety blog hosting service provider. is not directly related to which is home of the most popular open source CMS software, WordPress. Even though blog hosting service uses WordPress at its core, there are several limitations to

You cannot install plugins on your site which is one of the best features of using WordPress. We have heard from many users who switched from to a self-hosted site because they did not want to be limited in terms of what they could do with their site.

You also cannot use custom themes on On top of all that, you are limited in terms of monetization. You cannot use ad platforms like Google Adsense on your site to make money from it.

This post was originally published in the wpbeginner glossary.

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