Beginner’s Guide to Web Hosting Web hosting is an often overlooked, critical part of what makes the Internet function. Web hosting is the service that lets both individual people and businesses create their own spot on the internet, called a website. Companies that provide web hosting services have servers on which the data that makes up the website is hosted. Website owners, called webmasters, give their data files to the web host for storage and publication to the internet. This is what allows people anywhere to use the internet to access that person or company’s website.
While there is a multitude of web hosting service providers available, there are only two main types of web hosting, free hosting and paid hosting.