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What Actually are Hosting Packages?

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A hosting solution entails storing and/or sharing certain content on a web server managed by a hosting supplier. There are various kinds of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a peek at these. Doing so, you can decide what you need, depending on whether you desire to launch a website, e-mail aliases, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution provided by various companies, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file storage accounts frequently involve ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular stretch of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally erroneous interpretation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between autonomous stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given distributors provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a vast quantity of pictures with friends or associates since the service is typically free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your e-mails. Some vendors offer hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to launch an email address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a site, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can set up mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred site visitors, you may have difficulty with your hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to own as many video files as you would like without hassling about system supplies.

- Hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to have a site. To some extent, it encompasses all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Sharplogics you can take a peek at shared hosting and dedicated package solutions that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free web hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared with the customary email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are planned for particular content only.

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