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How Website Hosting Plans Function

A website hosting solution refers to storing and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server managed by a website hosting supplier. There are different types of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a glance at these. Thus, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to launch a web site, mailbox accounts, or to share files with pals and associates.

- File hosting: a solution made available by some providers, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not support web page 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 read a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are frequently supported by exhibiting adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular interval of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel web hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud website hosting". This is a totally incongruous explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allot the load between autonomous stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different website hosting services (mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud website hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some companies offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is suitable if you want to share a large amount of pictures with comrades or acquaintances since the service is usually free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every 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 service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your e-mail aliases. Some providers provide website hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you wish to have an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the e-mail website hosting solution is what you need. You can open email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a certain amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred site viewers, you may have difficulty with your website hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will allow you to manage as many video files as you want to without hassling about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to run a web site. To a certain extent, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and mails, upload videos, and so on. At AX Cloud you can have a glance at shared website hosting and dedicated web hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the form of website hosting service that you've chosen - a free web hosting account, a paid shared website hosting account, a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for particular web content only.