Web hosting is the service of storing your website on a server on the internet.
It is required to place your website on the internet.
Along with your domain name (the bit with the “www”), web hosting allows your website to be accessible to users on the internet.
Web hosting also incurs a regular monthly or yearly cost, due to the nature of the technology.
Even though your website is an “online” presence, the data itself is stored on physical hardware, called a “server.”
Web hosting providers store your website on these servers for you.
Running this server incurs a cost, which is why web hosting also incurs a regular fee.
Learn more about OPMC’s web hosting options here.