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.