You may be wondering about Wix versus WordPress for starting a blog.
Wix is a website that provides a simple “page-builder” type of interface for people to build websites on. Wix is a proprietary, or “closed,” platform. That means their features only work on Wix.
WordPress, on the other hand, it an open platform that you may use with any standard web hosting account. Running WordPress on your own web hosting account is called “self-hosted” WordPress.
You may do anything you want with self-hosted WordPress. It works exactly the same on any hosting account and you may move it to another host if you want. Thousands of themes (custom designs) and plugins (extra features) are available. With self-hosted WordPress you’re not tied to just one hosting company like you are with Wix.
To get self-hosted WordPress all you have to do is sign up for a good web hosting account. I like web hosting plans that give you excellent support and everything — including SSL/HTTPS to have the “green padlock” — is included without hidden charges like many other hosting companies have.
When it comes to Wix versus WordPress, Wix locks you in to just their site while self-hosted WordPress gives you full control over your own site. WordPress has more blogging features and the flexibility to host your site with any hosting company you want.
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