Question: Is BlogPress a proprietary product such as WordPress,or does BlogPress leverage existing blog editing software?
BlogPress runs on the WordPress.org software. In essence, it is a very large self-hosted WordPress network. We are in no way related to WordPress.com.
In addition to installing and maintaining WordPress for you, we research, test, and install the most popular and high quality plugins and premium themes themes at no additional cost to you.
We also provide the added security and performance improvements via our awesome partners at Linode and Cloudflare to make sure that your site is always up and running and protected from all the nasty stuff floating around the internet.
BlogPress is the best of both worlds sitting in between a service like WordPress.com that's very limiting to you and a fully self-hosted option where you have to manage everything...