A lots of people have this question all around the world as well as in Stavanger Norway.
As the WordPress open-source software package, found at WordPress.org, we should not confuse it with WordPress.com. It is a fully-fledged software package.
Back in 2001 WordPress began as a personal publishing system, but by 2008 or so had evolved into a complete content management system CMS.
After installation on your own server or with your hosting service. You own everything that’s created there and have full unlimited creative freedom.
Furthermore, WordPress is built using widely used, fully tested programming languages including PHP and SQL, and can accomplish just about any task asked of a website.
It is used by some of the most widely recognized brands in the world such as CNN, CBS New York, Harvard Business Review, Boise State University, New York Times, Dole, Glad, Mercedes-Benz and Vogue. Boom.
What i think: If WordPress is good enough for the Library of Congress, government sites in the U.S. and Great Britain, and the U.S. military, it’s probably robust enough for your needs, too.
As of August 2015, WordPress powers nearly one in four sites on the Web – and of all sites that use a CMS
WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic mark up which makes your site very attractive to search engines. By design WordPress is very SEO friendly
A “responsive site” means that it’s built to perform well across all devices used to access the Web. If some one thinks that he/she need a site that looks good only on desktop computers? Think again. More people now access the Web on mobile devices than on desktops.
Responsive sites are better for SEO. Google’s latest ranking methodology gives props to sites that perform well on mobile devices. You reach more people on more devices, and score higher in Google searches, thus adding reach and credibility to your brand.
WordPress helps with all this by supporting responsive themes – and if a given theme is not mobile-friendly, WordPress enables developers to change that without trashing the site. Like a boss.
The company behind WordPress, Automattic, employs a security team consisting of 25+ experts whose only job is to make sure the WordPress core is safe from attacks such as injections, viruses, etc.