What is website hosting and do I need it?

I’m often asked “what is web hosting and do I need it?”

Well your website is a series of files (much the same as a folder on your computer which has all your word files in say). There might be a database file too but essentially it’s a load of files.

Now if they just sat on your computer, nobody outside of your office or home would see them.

So you have to put your website files on a computer (called a server) that is part of the Internet.

These servers are owned by companies called webhosts, and they are hosting your website files on their server.

This is website hosting and yes, every website needs website hosting.


You can use a third party as your web host, or you can use my web hosting services. Prices start from £75 a year. For more information on what is available, please contact me.

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