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What are Hosting Packages?

A hosting service applies to depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server managed by a hosting provider. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a glance at them. In that way, you can choose what you want, depending on whether you desire to establish a web site, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

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- File hosting: a service delivered by given firms, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file storage services frequently involve ads by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a given period of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely incorrect explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting environment would apportion the workload between autonomous stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various hosting services (email, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given companies offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is good if you wish to share a vast number of pictures with mates or associates since the service is generally free. You will get a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web sites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to managing your e-mail aliases. Some distributors provide hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you wish to own an email address with your domain name but do not want to keep a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video file, 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 clip produces a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have trouble with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video will allow you to operate as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.

- Hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a site. To a certain extent, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and mails, upload video clips, and so on. At HUGOHOST you can have a glimpse at shared hosting and dedicated server packages that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single location. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for particular web content only.