Whenever you visit a website, what you see on your web browser is basically just a web page that is downloaded from the web-server onto your web browser. In general, a website is made up of many web pages. And a web page is basically composed of texts and graphic images. All these web pages need to be stored on web servers so that online users can visit your website. Therefore, if you plan to own a new website, you will need to host your website on a web server.
When your website goes live on the web-server, online users can then browse your website on the Internet. A company that provides the web servers to host your website is called web hosting providers. A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center.
Web hosts can also provide data center space and connectivity to the Internet for servers they do not own to be located in their data center, called collocation or Housing as it is commonly called in Latin America or France. The scope of web hosting services varies greatly. The most basic is a web page and small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface.
The files are usually delivered to the Web "as is" or with little processing. Many Internet service providers (ISPs) offer this service free to their subscribers. People can also obtain Web page hosting from other, alternative service providers. Personal web site hosting is typically free, advertisement-sponsored, or inexpensive. Business web site hosting often has a higher expense.