Simply put, Web hosting is an online service that publishes and makes your website’s content accessible to your users. When you purchase a hosting plan, you are renting space on a physical server to store all the website’s files and data. So, web hosting platforms and providers exist to provide that service and keep your website or systems running securely and effectively.  They are responsible for keeping the server up and running, implementing hosting security measures, and ensuring data like texts, photos, and other files are transferred to the visitors’ browsers.