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  • Resolved sk8torgurl14


    I have been looking up web hosts for the past 4 hours. Do I really need one if WAMP has the things that are needed for my site? I know it sounds stupid, but I have no idea. I’m kind of stumbling in the dark here. I’ve combed the pages all night to find info (no sleep), but nothing. I’m still lost. Also, do I need a domain name? Can’t I stick with

    Thank you for the help and pardon the idiocy.

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  • Josh


    If you’re just using for your site, then they are your host.
    You can even get your own domain from them.

    If you want a self-hosted WordPress site, then, you will need a web host and your own domain.

    If you’re not sure of the difference between and, here’s a video explanation.

    WAMP is normally used for testing and developing before moving a site to a host.

    Technically you could host your own, but it’s really not worth it considering the work of maintaining your own server just to keep one site up.



    Oh, I see. I wanted to stay with, but the theme and plugin I needed isn’t available so I need to create one. I’m just scared of committing to host right now. I guess I’ll do it when I’m ready. Thanks for the help.

    are there any web host that host for free? money is tight for me at the moment :/

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    Per the Forum welcome, we close topics like this due to the amount of spam that they attract. The WordPress team has provided a list of a few recommended hosting providers. For more details and other recommendations, please search through the forums or via Google (or your preferred search engine).

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