Not necessarily. The type of business that you have will play a big role in the website software that is optimal for that industry. For example, a lawn mowing service may not need a website. A Facebook page and flyers at local laundry mats paired with word-of-mouth should suffice. However, if your business is a coffee shop, then you will want a website, and a well optimized site so people can find you.
All websites need a few basic elements to be visibly and publicy accessible online. First of all, a domain name will be required. This is like your home address or identity online, it is what the visitor will type in the bar to visit your website. Secondly, your website will need hosting. Hosting is like property in that it is a location for your website to live. Without hosting, a website cannot be accessible to the public online. Once these two have been procured, the final item is the actual website itself. Websites consist of software, code and media elements like images and videos. There are many, many different ways to assemble a website, with one of the most popular being WordPress. We recommend using WordPress or Bootstrap HTML5 for your website and hiring a professional company like SkyPoint to do the design. Try to avoid companies like Wix and SquareSpace that promise easy website creation but really fall down when it comes to the actual success of the site to create business.