What is a Web Hosting and Why do I need it?

Web hosting is a service that rents you computer space for your website to reside.


Web hosting Explained

What is included in Web hosting?

An account, storage space in GB,  bandwidth, configuration portal like Cpanel, free SSL in some cases, email accounts, and other options depending on your provider.

Space allocated on a web server

When you buy a hosting account, the hosting provider allocates space in GigaBytes,  on a web server for you to store your files. It is like renting a storage unit to store your belongings.

What to do with the space allocated by a web hosting provider?

Space reserved by a web hosting provider for you will contain code, images, video, etc available for viewing online. Every website you’ve ever visited is hosted on a server.  So the code, images, video, etc are like your belongings(boxes, tables, chairs, etc..) inside your storage unit.