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What Exactly are Web Hosting Packages?

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A web hosting service means stockpiling and/or sharing particular content on a server handled by a web hosting distributor. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let’s examine these. Thus, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you wish to build a web portal, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.

– File hosting: a service offered by particular file storage providers, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as 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 site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage services are frequently supported by exhibiting advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular spell of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations 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.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting traders, “file hosting” is being renamed to the more modern “cloud web hosting”. This is a thoroughly erroneous explanation of the literal connotation of “cloud hosting”. An actual cloud web hosting system would share the tasks at hand between separate groups of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous web hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It’s not even near.

– Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some distributors provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting type is suitable if you desire to share a big amount of images with chums or colleagues since the solution is mostly free. You will get a random link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.

– Email hosting: a service dedicated to handling your email address accounts. Some distributors offer web hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you would like to open a mail address with your domain but do not wish to have a website, then the e-mail web hosting service is what you require. You can set up mail address 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 email servers.

– Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred site viewers, you may have a hard time with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will enable you to administer as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system supplies.

– Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to run a website. To some extent, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and e-mail box accounts, upload videos, etc. At Lime Server you can explore shared web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforementioned services in one location. There may be limits based on the type of web hosting service that you’ve opted for – a free web hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse compared to the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are planned for particular web content only.

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