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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting solution implies storing and/or sharing given web content on a web hosting server run by a web hosting company. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's review them. Thus, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to set up a web portal, email aliases, or to share files with mates and associates.

- File hosting: a service provided by some vendors, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage packages frequently include ads beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain interval of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely improper explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would assign the workload between autonomous sets of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous web space hosting services (mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain providers offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting variant is appropriate if you desire to share a vast quantity of pics with chums or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will get a random link for each and every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to administering your email box accounts. Some companies offer site hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you wish to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to run a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred web page visitors, you may have trouble with your website hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to use as many videos as you wish without worrying about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a site. To some extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and email addresses, upload video files, and so on. At Welcome to, for instance, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that enable you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one single location. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the standard email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are meant for particular content solely.