All Websites Are Hosted Somewhere
Though this is may be common knowledge for some, many people are unaware that websites have to be uploaded onto a server and then directed to the internet. There are many hosting companies out there such as GoDaddy, BlueHost, Hostgator, and of course us, SavePro Designs. The biggest issue we get when we try to sell a website for the first time is telling clients that there will be a reoccurring monthly charge for hosting. Recurring payments are never fun, but unfortunately this is the case when it comes to hosting a website on the internet.
What is the reason for the charge for hosting? Well it takes a lot of power to run a web server, and with electricity payments, as well as repairs or upgrades to the server these are costly as well, but most importantly, servers can only have so much space. So to obtain space on a server a client must pay per month or per year for their space. This also covers the cost of running and repairing the server as well.
So just because your website is seen virtually and you cannot physically go to the computer or server it is on and take the files directly does not mean that it is just up in a cloud somewhere. Your site is hosted on a server in premium-secure space that is then pushed to be shown on the internet-- that is what you pay for.