Website hosting is an online server that enables you to publish a website on the internet. It’s basically like paying rent for space on a physical server to store all of the files that make up your website to ensure that your website is functioning properly. This is the yearly hosting fee for this service. You can add a security certificate (SSL) to your hosting to assure your visitors’ computers and information are safe from hacks and viruses when they enter your site. You will see a closed lock icon on the browser right before the url and will read https:// and not http:// on all your website pages under your hosting.