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What Precisely are Web Hosting Packages?

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A web hosting service concerns keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a web hosting server administered by a web hosting supplier. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's have a peek at them. Doing so, you can choose what you want, depending on whether you'd like to own a blog, emails, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service delivered by particular hosts, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage services often include advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a specific period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud web hosting". This is a totally inapt explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud web hosting platform would share the workload between separate stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific distributors offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting variant is appropriate if you want to share a vast quantity of pics with pals or partners since the solution is usually free. You will obtain a random link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to taking care of your email address accounts. Some distributors provide web hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you want to have an email address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the email web hosting solution is what you want. You can set up mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to own as many video files as you want without worrying about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to run a web site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mails, upload video clips, etc. At IGMB Host you can view shared web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the type of web hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared website hosting account, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for specific web content only.

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