What Indeed are Web Hosting Plans?
A web hosting solution entails stashing and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server hosted by a web hosting distributor. There are various types of hosting services used for different ends, so let's have a glance at these. In that way, you can conclude what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to create a site, email box accounts, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.
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- File hosting: a solution offered by given hosts, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file storage plans are often supported by exhibiting ads by the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular amount of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud web hosting". This is a totally mistaken interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud web hosting platform would divide the load between individual stacks of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different web hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting type is good if you wish to share an immense number of images with friends or colleagues since the solution is generally free. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to taking care of your email box accounts. Some distributors provide web hosting services for websites, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you would like to possess a mail address with your domain but do not want to keep a site, then the email web hosting service is what you want. You can set up e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of videos and several hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will permit you to run as many videos as you want to without hassling about system supplies.
- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to run a website. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and email aliases, upload videos, and so on. At webgeardefault you can have a look at shared web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the kind of web hosting service that you've selected - a free web hosting account, a paid shared web hosting plan, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for specific content only.