As you may know, WordPress comes in two versions: WordPress.com & WordPress.org.

Related: How much does WordPress cost?

If you’re interested in hosting your site with WordPress.com, which allows you to easily forget about managing security & updates, and you want to have your own domain name, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid plan.

WordPress.com comes in 5 different plans, 1 of which is Free, 4 of which are Paid.

PlanFreePersonalPremiumBusinesseCommerce
Cost (month)$0$5$10$33$59
Custom Domain?NoYesYesYesYes

If you’re after more flexibility to install any plugin or theme you’d like, and you’d like to use the self-hosted WordPress.org version, you can simply sign up to a web hosting plan, and install WordPress.