A web host is a company that enables your website to be viewed on the internet. The pages that make up your website are stored – or hosted – on dedicated computers known as servers. When an internet user types in the address or links to a page on your website, their computer connects to your web host’s server, which sends the webpage back to the user’s browser.

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Setting up your website

The single most important requirement for a website is to have a domain name, which forms the web address of your site. If you don’t have one, companies such as names.co.uk web hosting will assist you in purchasing one. If you have yet to design your site, they will often have features such as drag-and-drop website builders and access to apps such as WordPress or Joomla as part of their hosting package. Some hosts may even …