What are Web Hosting Plans?
A web hosting service refers to keeping and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server handled by a web hosting provider. There are different categories of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's take a gaze at them. Thus, you can conclude what you want, depending on whether you desire to run a web portal, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
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- File hosting: a service made available by certain companies, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file storage packages often include advertisements beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific amount of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud web hosting". This is an entirely amiss explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud web hosting environment would distribute the load between independent packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various web hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; some suppliers offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting variant is suitable if you would like to share a great amount of pictures with friends or colleagues since the solution is commonly free of cost. 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 storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a service dedicated to managing your mail aliases. Some vendors offer web hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you desire to launch an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a website, then the email web hosting solution is what you need. You can open electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain name. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with several videos and several hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video file will allow you to utilize as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system supplies.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to possess a site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At Isle Hosting you can have a peek at shared web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the type of web hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for specific content only.