How Hosting Plans Function
A hosting solution pertains to stashing and/or sharing given content on a server managed by a hosting supplier. There are different classes of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's have a look at these. Doing so, you can determine what you want, based on whether you'd like to establish a site, email address accounts, or to share files with mates and associates.
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- File hosting: a service made available by certain hosts, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts are frequently supported by exhibiting advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a particular period of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly wrong explanation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting system would split the tasks at hand between separate bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different hosting services (mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a kind of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; some companies provide a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting brand is appropriate if you want to share an enormous quantity of pics with pals or colleagues since the service is commonly free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your mail addresses. Some corporations offer hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you would like to own a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can open email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service involves 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 given video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with several videos and several hundred web page visitors, you may have difficulty with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to have as many videos as you wish without hassling about system quotas.
- Hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to have a website. To some extent, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video files, and so on. At GTO Hosting you can see shared hosting and dedicated server plans that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting package may be better or worse compared with the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular web content only.