Why You Need Web Hosting for Your Website?
To develop a website that works you need a web host. Although it is possible for you to create your own hosting server, this requires high level expertise and a great amount of time. If you cannot supply these things, it is much better to just pay web hosting provider.
Why do you actually need a host for your website? What does it do? Well in order for your website to be visible in the net, its files must be stored in a server. The files are in codes. When somebody searches for your site and navigate it pages, the server responds by opening the files which are written in codes. Your browser converts the coded files to text, images, audio, video, etc..., depending on what the files actually represent or hold. So how does a host figure in this process? The host sells you the server space you require for your website. Without a hosting service, you cannot build a site unless you are capable and have the time to build your hosting server.
There are several types of web hosting that you can choose from. Your choice depends on the purpose of your website and the kind of activities you'd want to do in it. If you want a site merely for blogging or you do not have a lot of money, you'd do well with Shared Hosting. This type of hosting is extremely cheap. But it has limitations. Your site could be sharing a single server with many other sites and sometimes this creates problems. Usually much of the server's available could be used up by a single website generating a lot of traffic, leaving the others with little memory to work with, slowing down loading time to a crawl.
If your site is for business, definitely you'd want it to have features for various contents such as text, audio, video and features allowing effective communications between you and your clients. Your site should be fast loading and easy to find in the net. This would require a lot of space. For this kind site you'll need a Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting or a or a Dedicated Hosting. The latter is still shared but you're allotted a fixed memory space, allowing you to do want you want. You are not affected by what's going on with others sites you share the server with. In the former you are alone in the server which means you can do a lot more compared to the other kinds of web hosting.