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Daryl Diaz6,747 Points
Is it necessary to pay a hosting site, like WebHostingforStudents, in order to use WordPress?
I had already purchased a domain in WordPress. Is hosting payment also needed?
Kevin Korte28,148 Points
If you want your website to be live to the world, then yes, you will need a host. If you just want to follow along with the videos, than no. You can install a software package like Xampp or MAMP/WAMP that will give you the software needed to run a wordpress site locally on your computer. To be very clear, when I say locally, it means only that one computer can see the site, but that's perfect for development.
When you say you bought a domain, do you mean a public domain name from a registrar like namecheap.com or something?