web hosting is a service provided by companies that allow individuals and organizations to post a website onto the Internet. A business that provides the technology and service needed for the website. The websites are stored on the business's servers and there's a limited amount of storage that individuals can buy, over a certain period of time.
Businesses like Squarespace provide hosting, storage and templates for the websites that you would want to post and can cost up $70 per year. The hosting costs depend on the domain's TLD eg; .uk might be more expensive to buy than a .com or .net
Other websites like GoDaddy, and BlueHost can provide hosting for a little less with prices froing from $15 to 20 a year. But there are no pre-existing templates available and users only receive limited storage.
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so for beginners to web development, web hosting can be a bit tricky and pricey at first, this is why Kidocode provides a solution for it's students for their websites. We call this initiative "Kidohost" where our students receive free hosting for their websites and can enjoy upto 5 GB of free storage to make web development convenient for them. We host their websites on our own domain and their url would look something like this: "tom.kidocode.com".
This allows our students to experiment with website development without incurring any costs and they get to create an online portfolio for themselves and their interests.