Web hosting is a type of service that allows you to start and manage a website accessible on the Internet. Besides hosting your own website, most web hosting companies also offer domain and email services, so you can send emails from your own domain.
Traditionally, there are three types of hosting. The simplest is shared hosting, which is also commonly called web hosting. When you use shared hosting, you can share the resources of one server with hundreds of other clients. Then there is cloud hosting and virtual private server. In this case, you get a dedicated share of server resources, which is not physically allocated to you, but is related to a single server or group (cloud) of servers, where websites and other clients are also hosted. And finally, there’s the dedicated server, where you get a machine completely dedicated to you.
A domain is just a name, a virtual address, that only works if a host server is pointed to. In order for your domain to open your website, you need to sign up for a hosting service and point your domain to that host.
A beginner’s website may cost as little as a monthly hosting fee. Many web hosting providers offer free website builders included with their hosting plans, so be sure to choose one that offers this service included just like ATOMX1 does.