There are many reasons why you need a webhosting company. The primary factors include cost, maintenance, and efficiency.
The equipment and technological components required to keep your website online are myriad.
From servers to cables and wires, there are specific items that are required. In addition to the electronic components, you'll need a secure facility in which to store your equipment.
You'll need to decide if the equipment is stuff you can keep at home; if so, you'll need to spend money to improve or upgrade security at your home, in addition to making whatever changes or renovations you'll need when you find a place to keep the equipment.
If you decide to keep your webhosting equipment not at your house, you'll need to find a location that you can rent and that is secure.
Again, all of this costs money. In addition, all of the equipment like servers and routers that you need for webhosting won't last forever. Parts break down, there are technological upgrades that need to be made and so on.
These are all expensive propositions. To leave the webhosting to a company that specializes in this service can free up cash for you to use for other things your business needs.
The servers, routers, cables, and other technological equipment will need to be maintained. If you are your own webhosting company, it will be your responsibility to fix it, upgrade it, or maintain it as needed. If you can't fix it yourself, then you'll need to hire someone, a professional, to perform needed maintenance.
If you're the techie type and know what you're doing, webhosting maintenance may not take too much of your time or energy. But if you're technologically-inclined, a formal webhosting company would be the best bet for your business.
Think of the time and money that you might spend on webhosting when you could be spending that time and money building your customer base and working on your public relations or advertising process.
In keeping with the idea of having a webhosting company perform your maintenance because of your ability (or lack thereof), a webhosting company can make your business procedures run more efficiently.
Focus your business skills and abilities on your business, not the backend technical things that aren't part of the scope and nature of your company.
Your time and money are valuable. For the work needed to maintain webhosting, you need to consider that hiring a webhosting firm may be money very well spent.
As you consider moving your business activities into the electronic age and do more business on the Internet, you have two options, to do your own webhosting or to hire a firm to handle the webhosting service for you.
When you think about the costs involved in buying servers, routers, cables, and parts, and then the obsolescence, maintenance, and upgrades, and then the time and money that you'll be diverting from your company in order to do your own webhosting, you may find that hiring someone to take care of it for you is the best way to go, financially and schedule-wise.