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Web Hosting Services Definition

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A web hosting solution suggests stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a server administered by a web hosting vendor. There are different groups of hosting services used for various aims, so let's have a glance at them. In that way, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you'd like to create a blog, emails, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service distributed by various hosts, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are often supported by exhibiting adverts beside the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain interval of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase 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 restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud web hosting". This is a thoroughly fallacious interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud web hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between different groups of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various web hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given suppliers provide a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is suitable if you would like to share a large quantity of pics with buddies or colleagues since the service is usually free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to managing your e-mailbox accounts. Some vendors offer web hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you desire to own an email address with your domain name but do not desire to run a site, then the email web hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain. The email 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 certain video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file creates a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred site viewers, you may have a hard time with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will allow you to own as many videos as you want to without worrying about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to have a website. To a certain degree, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and e-mail address accounts, upload videos, etc. At Intraden you can see shared web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in a single place. There may be limitations based on the form of web hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared web hosting plan, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for specific web content only.

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