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How Web Hosting Plans Work

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A web hosting solution is associated with keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server run by a web hosting provider. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various aims, so let's explore these. In that way, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to launch a web portal, email box accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution offered by given firms, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly 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 be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file hosting services are often supported by showing ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a given period of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud web hosting". This is a thoroughly imprecise explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting platform would divide the tasks at hand between different bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different web hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a brand of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain firms provide a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is suitable if you want to share a huge amount of pictures with friends or partners since the service is usually free. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every picture 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.

- Email hosting: a service committed to administering your email mailbox accounts. Some vendors provide web hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you would like to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a website, then the email web hosting service is what you need. You can create e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to run as many video clips as you wish without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a web site. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and email aliases, upload video files, etc. At NextLink Cloud you can have a glimpse at shared web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the abovementioned services in one place. There may be limits based on the kind of web hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting account, a paid shared web hosting account, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for particular web content only.

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