What is Website Hosting?

I'm completely new to how websites and their specifics work. I want to know about website hosting because I just bought a domain name. I looked for some website designers online and they proposed to host and maintain the site for me. Can someone please explain how it works, does it mean they take control of the... show more I'm completely new to how websites and their specifics work. I want to know about website hosting because I just bought a domain name. I looked for some website designers online and they proposed to host and maintain the site for me. Can someone please explain how it works, does it mean they take control of the site for me and I can no longer do anything? Thanks for any help!!
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