What is word press?

Word press or Wp is a open source blogging tool that people use to “blog” .Its based on PHP and MySQL which allow it to feature a plug-in architecture and a template system.Word press allows for custom themes or templates. It allows you to have a more control over how the site looks .
With the plug ins you have more control . With plug ins you can have a online shop . Not all eCommerce plug ins allow international shipping rates.
Google loves word press.

Self hosted word press– Means you have word press installed to your domain/hosting .

Has a bit of a learning curve to it but. Its very popular with small business owners and stay at home moms who blog.