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What Exactly are Hosting Packages?

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A hosting solution includes stockpiling and/or sharing particular web content on a web server handled by a hosting distributor. There are different categories of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's examine these. Thus, you can decide what you want, based on whether you'd like to launch a web portal, e-mail addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution made available by particular file storage providers, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file storage solutions are often supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a certain stretch of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely inaccurate interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting environment would share the load between separate packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different hosting services (mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; some companies offer a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you would like to share a vast quantity of pictures with friends or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free. You will receive a random link for every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

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

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip produces a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few videos and a few hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to keep as many videos as you wish without hassling about system resources.

- Hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a website. To a certain extent, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Innovative Hosting Services Limited you can take a glimpse at shared hosting and dedicated server plans that allow you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one location. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting service that you've picked - a free web hosting account, a paid shared website hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared to the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are created for specific web content only.

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