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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is connected with storing and/or sharing certain web content on a web server run by a hosting company. There are different forms of hosting services used for different goals, so let's have a gaze at them. Doing so, you can determine what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to run a web site, email aliases, or to share files with chums and partners.

- File hosting: a service furnished by particular web hosts, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions are often supported by exhibiting ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain interval of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly distorted interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would share the workload between different groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific firms provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting variant is appropriate if you want to share an enormous quantity of pics with buddies or colleagues since the service is usually free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.

- Email hosting: a service committed to managing your e-mail addresses. Some providers provide web page hosting services for sites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you wish to run a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video brings about a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and several hundred web page visitors, you may have difficulty with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to manage as many videos as you want without worrying about system reserves.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to possess a web site. To some extent, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting sorts since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At, for example, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in one location. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are created for particular web content solely.