What’s the difference between web hosting and a website builder?

Web hosting is the administrative aspect of a website’s existence. All the storage, maintenance, and updating of a website is part of a hosting server’s daily job. Website builders on the other hand are specific packages of software that facilitate the construction of a website.

Websites can be directly constructed through coding, but website builders make the process more efficient and easier to learn by automating many of the basic web-building processes and providing their users with pre-built templates and themes that can be added or removed from the website’s database as desired. Website builders aren’t required of course, but they both simplify and expand the design process by allowing site owners to directly affect the development of their website and freeing up time and energy for web developers to use customizing their site rather than spending long hours building it from scratch.

Basically, web hosting is the required upkeep for a website to exist. A website builder is a program that helps users build their website into the service and experience they want web users to see. Websites can’t exist without web hosting, while a website builder is an optional and highly efficient method of site creation.

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One free .COM or .NET with purchase of a new 12-, 24- or 36-month hosting plan. Plus ICANN fee of $0.18 per domain name per year. You must add the domain name into your cart before purchase, and you must select a domain term length equal to or less than the term length of your plan to qualify for the free domain offer. If you purchase a domain name for a term longer than the term of the plan, you will be charged for the additional registration term at the then-current rate. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, sale, discount or promotion. After the initial purchase term, domains purchased through this offer are eligible for free renewal with renewal and payment of hosting plan. Domains without a hosting plan will renew at the then-current renewal price.

Introductory Pricing:

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