Hi, I'm new to WordPress but want to build a website for a client using WordPress.
Where I'm stuck is in deciding on the hosting. I don't understand why WordPress.com is not featured on WordPress.org site as a featured host. I've read through a lot of recommendations on how to make sure you choose the right host (and the right theme) and I want to get it right from the get-go, since I have the luxury of a little time.
It seems just from a novice standpoint that choosing WordPress.com as a host would work really well because it's tied to WordPress.org and you'd probably be getting the latest knowledge on updates, fixes, support, expertise, etc. Is that correct to assume?
Can anyone give any of their experience on WordPress.com as a hosting service for a WordPress-powered site using a premium theme?
What am I missing? Thanks, so excited to start using WordPress!