What is web hosting?
In order to have a web site on the Internet, it has to be on a computer that is connected to the Internet. The computer your site is on is known as its host. Web hosting or website hosting is an online service that allows to publish website files onto the internet. So, anyone who has access to the internet has access to your website.
When you purchase web hosting, you are sort of renting space on the Internet. Actually, you are just renting hard drive space along with some very useful applications and important website tools from a company that provides space on the Internet. That “space” is called a web server and is provided by a web HOST.
The Web Host makes sure your website is available to people who are browsing the Internet. You are also paying for bandwidth which, in basic terms, is just a measurement of accessibility between the public and your website files. When someone views your website, for example, they are spending your bandwidth. The good news is that bandwidth (and all other hosting functions), are amazingly inexpensive these days.