Yes, WordPress requires website hosting in order to be used. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that is used to create websites, blogs, and other online content. However, in order for a WordPress site to be accessible on the internet, it needs to be hosted on a server that is connected to the internet.

There are many web hosting providers that offer WordPress hosting plans, which are optimized for the specific needs of WordPress sites. These plans typically include features such as automatic WordPress updates, built-in security measures, and specialized support for WordPress-related issues.

WordPress can be installed on a web hosting server in a few different ways, including through a one-click installer provided by the hosting company, or by manually installing the software onto the server. Once WordPress is installed, users can customize their site by choosing a theme, adding plugins, and creating content.