This is very complicated, technical, very serious, Matrix level stuff. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, what does ‘hosting a website’ really mean? You’ve heard website browsers like cookies (see I told you there will be cookies), are you required to bake your own? And why does where you host matter? Isn’t the internet a virtual landscape that’s all the same?!
Let’s take a deep breath. Simply put, web hosting allows individuals, companies, organizations – folks like you – to publish a website onto the internet! Basically, web hosting is the actual space that you rent on a webserver to store your website files. In summation, you need to work with a web hosting service to make sure everyone can access your site!
For one, everything is taken care of for you. Like literally everything. From security to migrations, they’ll handle it, which saves you time to work with your web designers (here at Hey Mr.), take care of your day-to-day business, or bake cookies for those website browsers when you’re ready to host. Just kidding, don’t do that as it’s really hard to get the crumbs out of your keyboard.
Flywheel will actually put your site on a dedicated server tuned specifically for WordPress (versus shared hosting, where you will have to share a server! Gross, not cool – sometimes sharing really isn’t caring). Flywheel will ensure that your site won’t crash or run slow – they have their own dedicated resources so that your business runs quickly and smoothly.
In a nutshell, they’ve got your back and it’s easy to stay as involved as you’d like!