What is a web hosting service? Do I need it?
First of all, what it is?
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organisations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web (www).
Web hosts are companies or individuals that provide space on a server, usually leased for use.
In other words, it is a space, where are stored your web pages and its components, eg images, CSS and JS files necessary for web site functionality.
What else web hosting does?
Storing files accessible on the internet is one part. The purpose is also to provide additional services: email service, database, certificate for domain name and other services. So yes, it is a package of services, not only some storage.
Do I have to pay for it?
Yes, because you need it for your website. The fee is usually charged once a year. This payment frequency is standard across all companies providing this service.
What happens if I don’t pay?
You will get a reminder, usually after seven days. If the reminder is ignored, you will get an email with payment request. If the request is ignored, web hosting will be disconnected, as this service cannot be provided for free.