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What are Hosting Packages?
A hosting solution applies to depositing and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server run by a hosting supplier. There are various classes of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a glimpse at these. Doing so, you can decide what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to create a web page, e-mail addresses, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution supplied by given file storage providers, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally 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 not be able to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting plans often include ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain period of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly inaccurate explanation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between independent bunches of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share a big amount of images with buddies or acquaintances since the service is generally free. You will receive a randomly generated link for each image 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 web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to administering your e-mail box accounts. Some suppliers provide hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you wish to get a mail address with your domain name but do not want to possess a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can create e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file creates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and several hundred site visitors, you may have a problem with your hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to utilize as many video files as you want to without worrying about system resources.
- Hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to own a website. To some extent, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email accounts, upload videos, and so on. At The Duck Host you can have a glimpse at shared hosting and dedicated server services that permit you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting service that you've chosen - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared website hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared with the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are planned for specific content only.