Having a hosted website is like being a renter, rather than a homeowner.
On the one hand, you have a place to live and your landlord takes care of certain fees and maintenance.
On the other hand, you depend on the mercy of the landlord to keep things livable for you, and you can’t redesign the house as you please.
When it comes to hosted websites, your “landlord” is your host. Hosts are businesses that provide technology and services so that you can easily create a website on the internet.