Every business that has a website must have website hosting. So what is it exactly that we’re paying for each month?
Website files must be kept on a server that is accessible to the world wide web. The business that owns and maintains this public server is your host. Your web designer connects to that server and uploads your website files. The host typically makes every effort to protect your website files and ensure that they are “live” all of the time, all of the world.
Depending on the type of website you have, the cost of hosting can vary. If your website has database functionality, or loads of content that can be streamed or otherwise downloaded, hosting fees will be much higher. Most websites only require basic hosting, which comes at a very reasonable price.