Your website and files need to live somewhere on some server that is connected to the Internet. Website hosts run software that displays your website and there are many to choose from. Some popular names of hosts are Flywheel, WP Engine, GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, SiteGround, Media Temple, Green Geeks, Network Solutions, and more. Choosing a good host is very important as we outline below. Please note that if you choose a good host now, in a few years, this may not be the best host any more.
Hosting accounts with great tools for developers saves time and money. Some hosts use a standard cPanel with standard software and others have their own proprietary software. Having the ability to backup, restore, force SSL, clear cache, manage users, possibly even a staging area, etc saves developers time and money.