When you want to start your own website, you have to look for a web host. A web host is a company that offers individual websites the use of their servers and fast internet connection. Web hosts store or house the files for your website. The domain name of your website is connected to the IP address of your web hosts server. Hosting your own website can be prohibitively expensive for individuals and businesses. Hosting services allow businesses to share server space and their internet connection.Most hosting companies provide basic services that are free for personal websites, since these websites are in general simple and not very extensive. However, they lease the service to businesses, which tend to have larger and more complex and websites. The cost varies with the scope of the website and how much data it contains. A good web host provides technical support and continuous service.