Originally Posted by seyoonnet
There is no difference between both Wordpress and normal hosting. You can choose basic plan and install wordpress on it. Wordpress hosting is just you will get ready with wordpress installed Which cost you little bit than normal..
Possibly. Or it could be a server setup with caching, optimized for wordpress, monitoring of core files, plugin updates, plugin monitoring etc etc.
Don't just assume that "WordPress Hosting" is just a hosting with PHP, MySQL and Apache.
Every host has different meanings for what "WordPress Hosting" is, so check with the host. Also, be aware of Managed WordPress Hosting which also could be so far as to lock down the core wordpress files and only allow a user to add plugins & theme files (this is what we do on some of our client accounts).