A server is essentially a computer or hard drive “out there” that hosts your website files. Just like your computer has files on that you can access and interact with, a server hosts your website files that you and your users can interact with.

Your hosting company provides you with the server for your website.

Not all hosting companies and servers are created equal. You will find a lot of options and pricing company to company. If you’re having trouble with your host, you might need to find a new one.

Note: It’s relatively easy to move a website from one host to another. However, it will require the help of a web developer to move the site and could take 1-2 hours of work or more depending on your website. Given that, it’s ideal to start with a great host, but don’t worry if you need to move to a new host