Apologies if this has been covered 1000 times but I can't find the answer.
(Please assume I know nothing, and the tech language of websites is entirely alien to me ... although my level of understanding can't be summed up that simply.)
I've played around with a wordpress.com blog and it all seems simple enough.
I have bought hosting and a domain name through 123-reg (UK) and I know they support WordPress, and now I need to create a website that will use this.
If I download WordPress (the software) is there a significant difference in the GUI and the process of designing pages etc compared to a wordpress.com hosted blog?
I've also seen mentions of installing WordPress in a folder on my hosting, but I really don't understand the implications of that. (None of the web pages or youtube videos I've seen have helped me get my head round it.) Can anyone explain it to me in lay terms please?