Just as a home is the place where a person will reside, the webhosting server is the place where a website resides. When there are problems in a home, the people residing in the house, will move elsewhere. Similarly when there is a problem in the webhosting, the website will have to be moved elsewhere. However compared to the cost of a home, the cost of webhosting remains extremely low. While a home is an asset, webhosting is considered to be a service. An additional advantage of owning a home is that it can be used for reverse mortgage , generating a passive income for the home owner,who has invested a large amount of his or her hard earned money in purchasing and maintaining the house.