One Time Cost Hosting
Client was asking why hosting cost is recurring? Is there any one time cost option? The short answer is: Do your computer can run with unplugged power cable so there is no electricity bill occur?
The long answer is because website is being hosted on server. Server is basically a computer like desktop on your home. But it just bigger. Anytime accessible website demand require server to on 24 hours. Server consume continuous electricity, internet bandwidth, and air conditioner electricity.
Server typically hosted on a secure data center environment guarded by security patrol. Only authorized person is allowed to enter. Network administrator monitoring the network and server 24 hours. All of the operational cost is to ensure your website safe and always up.