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Are WordPress Sites Free?

WordPress is open source software that is free to download, use, and modify. You can download WordPress for free from

Although WordPress is free, you still need a server or hosting plan on the internet to make your website publicly accessible, and this usually comes at a cost. Hosting plans are typically charged on a monthly or annual basis, such as Mshini’s Single Site Hosting Plan.

Some hosts, like Mshini, offer limited free hosting under a sub-domain. Mshini provides a Free Dev Plan, allowing you 3 months to build and design your website before easily migrating it to a paid hosting plan.