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Forms of hosting solutions

A hosting service suggests storing and/or sharing given web content on a web hosting server run by a web hosting distributor. There are different classes of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's review these. Doing so, you can conclude what you want, depending on whether you wish to build a web site, mails, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution provided by given firms, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage solutions are often supported by displaying ads by the download links, while a timer compels you to await a specific stretch of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly inapt interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allot the tasks at hand between autonomous sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous web site hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given firms offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is good if you desire to share a vast amount of pictures with friends or colleagues since the service is typically free of charge. You will get a random link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.

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

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to possess as many videos as you wish without bothering about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to run a web site. To some extent, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and electronic mail accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse compared to the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for particular content solely.