If I were a cockatiel my crown would stand up straight when reading articles comparing web hosting sites like Shopify to WordPress.
There are other examples but to start because it appears that many people don’t understand the cord differences.
Shopify is a hosted platform.
You rent their servers, use their templates and are beholden to their support.
I think Shopify has about 600,000 stores right now.
WordPress is open source – it’s free, anyone can start a WordPress site although they will lead a host with the server to mount it on.
There are about 77,000,000 WordPress sites globally – about 1/3 of all internet sites.