I was wondering what the difference was, regarding features and back-end CMS, between an externally hosted wp.org site and a wp.com + upgrades site.
Currently I'm hosting externally through Media Temple, but using wp.org as my CMS. From WP's upgrade documentation, it looks like paying for custom design and domain mapping/registration would provide the same exact service as I currently have. Is that correct? Or is there a difference between externally hosting and using WP's upgrades?
Thanks for the help.