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What Exactly are Web Hosting Packages?
A web hosting service appertains to keeping and/or sharing particular content on a web hosting server administered by a web hosting company. There are various varieties of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's have a look at them. In this way, you can choose what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to own a weblog, mail accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service made available by given file storage providers, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting plans are often supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud web hosting". This is a thoroughly distorted explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting environment would allot the tasks at hand between independent stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web hosting services (email, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific corporations offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting kind is suitable if you wish to share a big number of images with buddies or acquaintances since the service is commonly free. You will get a random link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your mail address accounts. Some corporations offer web hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email solution. If you want to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the email web hosting solution is what you want. You can open email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and several hundred web page visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to administer as many videos as you wish without bothering about system resources.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a web site. To some extent, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and e-mail addresses, upload videos, and so on. At Blue Point Host you can observe shared web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the abovementioned services in one location. There may be restrictions based on the form of web hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared web hosting package, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are planned for specific content only.