Web hosting service facilitates hosting of your website or web page on the Internet so that it is accessible to online visitors. The web hosts offer certain features that boost the hosting experience for the customer. These features may be of different nature in different hosting plans. Along with disk space, bandwidth and data transfer, other features such as email accounts, FTP access are provided by web hosting companies, such as Sharktech.net for the customers.
Email accounts are a common feature in web hosting and there are three common types of email accounts POP3, forwarding, and aliases. With POP3 email accounts, the customer has space on the server to store mails. It also allows users to use email program to download their mail. In Forwarding mail accounts, rather than storing the mails on the mail server, the mails from one or more email addresses are redirected to another specified email address. This allows the user to have multiple email personalities. The aliases accounts are similar to forwarding email accounts where email aliases are addresses that instantly direct any mail sent to them to the actual email address.
FTP access is another element involved in a web hosting plan where the user is provided with the required amount of disk space on the server in order to store all the relevant files. The web pages created by the user should be transferred to the web server which can only be done through FTP or File Transfer Protocol. The user can deliver and receive unlimited number of files through FTP access. The FTP server space is given a specific domain name and all those who are authorized to access the files know where to find them.