Web hosting is a service that enables both organizations and individuals to publish a website or web page on the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a commercial entity that offers the necessary technologies and services to facilitate the viewing of the website or webpage on the Internet. Websites are stored, or hosted, on specialized computers known as servers. To access a website, Internet users simply need to enter the website address or domain into their browser. The computer then connects to the server, and the webpages are delivered to the user through the browser.
Web hosting services operate by storing website files on high-powered computers, or web servers, that are connected to a fast network. When a user enters a web address, the Internet connects to the web server that houses the website files and transfers the website information back to the user's computer. The user can then browse and view the website pages. Web hosting can be purchased from various companies, typically for a monthly fee. These companies usually offer multiple packages with varying features, with higher prices for more advanced features.