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File Hosting

What is file hosting?
A file hosting service is an internet hosting service, which is designed to host specially the static contents that comprise large files. Such files are generally allowed web and ftp access. Various file hosting companies have different rates for hosting the file according to the required file size, and the price is generally in terms of the required space.

How to host a file?
File hosting is carried out by hosting companies who offer the service free of charge or with a small amount of payment. In free hosting, there is usually some limitation over the number of files that can be hosted, or the maximum size of files hosted, while in paid hosting, there is almost no any limitation - the user can select any number of files of any size.

Types of file hosting

  • Software file hosting
  • Personal file hosting
  • Content caching

    Web Hosting

    What is web hosting?
    A web hosting service allows an individual and/or organization to make their websites accessible through the world wide web (WWW). The companies that provide the space on a server they own are known as web hosts, who provide the web hosting service. Web information is stored in documents called web pages, which are stored on computers called web servers; and the computers reading the web pages are called web clients.

    Hosting your web site on your own server is always an option. Following are some of the points that can be considered:

    Running a real website needs some powerful server hardware that cannot be replaced by a low cost PC. You'll also need a permanent source of power supply (so that the website is not down if there is load shedding or other power problem) and a permanent high-speed connection.

    Server-licenses usually have limits on number of users, and they are often higher than client-licenses.

    Installing your own hardware and software cannot be accomplished with low labor expenses. Also bugs and viruses need to be dealt with, and the server needs to be running constantly in every situation.