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What Actually are Web Hosting Services?

A web hosting service is connected with depositing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server handled by a web hosting provider. There are different categories of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's take a glance at these. In that way, you can pick what you want, based on whether you desire to own a web portal, e-mail addresses, or to share files with friends and associates.

- File hosting: a service offered by certain hosts, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions are often supported by showing ads next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular span of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud web hosting". This is an entirely distorted explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting system would share the load between separate stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given suppliers offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a big number of images with chums or partners since the solution is usually free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to managing your e-mail address accounts. Some firms offer web hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you would like to open an email address with your domain but do not want to own a website, then the email web hosting solution is what you need. You can create e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a given amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have difficulty with your web hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to use as many video files as you want to without worrying about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to have a website. To some extent, it incorporates all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and mailbox accounts, upload video clips, etc. At IDEA MD Hosting you can have a gaze at shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one location. There may be limitations based on the kind of web hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared web hosting plan, a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for specific web content only.