Yes, you need web hosting to have a website.
You can have a domain name. You can have domain hosting (AKA web hosting). But without the two together, you’re not going to be able to have a website. Domain names and domain hosting are attached at the hip.
When you register a domain name, you are acquiring exclusive access for your visitors to use that web address to find you online. But if you want to actually put up a website at that address, you need domain hosting. Domain hosting is the service used to store all of the files that make up your website.
Think of domain names and domain hosting as a physical storefront. A domain name is like renting an address for a plot of land. It’s your plot of land for as long as you keep paying your rent. At the end of the day though, it’s still just a plot of land. You still need walls, windows, doors and a roof for your store. These are the files, databases, images and videos that your website consists of. This is your domain hosting. Without domain hosting, you can’t have a website.
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