Web hosting is the basic requirement for any online presence. It refers to the provision of storage space (web space) needed to put a website on the Internet. This is done using a powerful computer (server) that is permanently online so that content can be accessed at any time and from anywhere in the world. Web hosting and the associated network connections are offered as a service by a wide variety of providers and can be tailored to the customer's individual needs.
Since powerful IT resources need to be provided and maintained, web hosting is usually a paid service. In return, you don't have to worry about almost anything and hand over the responsibility to a professional service provider that is always up to date with the latest technology, meets the highest security standards and guarantees the fastest loading times. Web hosting already starts at very cheap rates, under $10 per month.
Although there is sometimes talk of free hosting, you should then check very carefully whether there are hidden costs lurking or, for example, unwanted advertising is displayed.
In general, when choosing your web host, you should look at whether it has a trustworthy and reputable appearance. Good indicators for this are, for example, many years of experience in business, positive customer reviews and recommendations (on independent platforms) or a look at the imprint. Then you should find out which criteria are important for you personally and which company fulfills them in the best possible way. This involves things like the amount of domains, e-mail boxes, traffic quota, SSL certificates, virus protection, etc. and that at a reasonable price-performance ratio. Many customers also attach importance to the fact that the server locations of your web hoster are in the US or that green electricity is used. Last but not least, a reliable and competent service should be in your interest.