What is a Web Host?

In the past few weeks, there have been multiple times when I’ve had to explain to business owners and nonprofit executives what a web host is. If you own (or of thinking of owning) a website, it’s important to understand where your website files are stored and how people access them. You don’t need to know all the techy details, but you do need a general understanding of how it all works. Why? So your files (aka your website) don’t disappear one day because you’ve neglected to pay your web host or have lost your web host and login information.

Fortunately, my friends at have already written a friendly article about web hosting. It covers all the essential elements and common questions, so I encourage you to read it.

If you’re looking for a web host, also has gathered quite a list of Best Web Hosting Providers of 2021. Two of my favorites are right at the top: SiteGround and Bluehost. I’ve created several sites on both those hosts in the past few months. I also like DreamHost which is further down their list.

If you need help with a website, feel free to reach out to me. I’ve created hundreds of websites for small businesses, eCommerce, and nonprofits. Let’s work together to make meaningful connections with your audience.

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