WordPress is software that is installed on a web server.
WordPress was created in 2003 as an open source blogging platform. It has since evolved from its limited functionality as a blogging platform to a complete Content Management System (CMS). WordPress is the backend for about 65% of known content management systems on the Web.
Although WordPress was created initially as a blogging platform, it has evolved and is now used as a website platform as well as a blogging platform. WordPress is ever evolving, which means it takes advantage of newer technologies and user experience design practices; however, it also means that there is a lot of legacy functionality that can make it confusing to learn.
Learn to use the newer features of WordPress as some of the old ones will become deprecated (unsupported).
cPanel is the software that many host providers use. cPanel allows you to manage what happens on your domain. From cPanel you can do things like:
- Installing WordPress
- Managing WordPress instances (as well as other applications - MyApps)
- Creating subdomains
- Creating email accounts
- Creating redirects
- Managing files
- Other advanced features!
Video: Creating a subdomain and installing WordPress using cPanel