Using WordPress.org is different than using drag and drop website builders, as you will have to subscribe to your own hosting services, where as drag and drop website builders provide hosting for you already.
Again there are pros and cons to using WordPress or drag and drop website builders, and we’ve gone over the comparisons in the articles here.
The key points to keep in mind is that drag and drop builders (such as Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, etc) are much easier to use, but they are not as flexible as what WordPress can potentially do for you.
But WordPress does have a much higher learning curve and so you will have to invest a lot more time to learn how to use it proficiently, and you may have to hire some professional WordPress developers to help you set up more advanced features (such as customizing your design, adding custom interfaces, etc).
So to use WordPress, you need to invest time, and potentially financial resources. But the outcome if you are willing to make those investments is a great website management system to help you further support your business.
Why We Recommend Bluehost
Bluehost is a large, reputable hosting company, with strong 24/7 support. We have a number of websites hosted with Bluehost so we have first hand experiences in using their live chat function to get help when we needed them. Our experiences with their support has been a very positive one.
Further, Bluehost is actually a recommended host by WordPress since 2005, and is currently hosting more than 850,000 WordPress website.
Bluehost is owned by a publicly listed company called Endurance International Group, which also owns other large hosting companies such as HostGator, iPage, etc. So they are not small.
How to Install WordPress with Bluehost
If you choose to test out using WordPress.org, you will need to get your own hosting services. In the following video, I will walk you through how to set up your WordPress website with Bluehost, and will try to answer some of the common questions you may have.
Remember, Bluehost has a pretty strong support function and so if you run into any issues in trying to set up your WordPress site, you can call them any time, or use their Live Chat function to get further assistance.