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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is associated with saving and/or sharing certain content on a server hosted by a hosting distributor. There are different categories of hosting services used for various goals, so let's have a peek at them. In that way, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you'd like to run a site, e-mail accounts, or to share files with friends and partners.

- File hosting: a service supplied by various file storage providers, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file hosting plans are often supported by showing ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific stretch of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely mistaken explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would split the workload between independent stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web site hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a sort of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some vendors provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting brand is suitable if you desire to share a large quantity of pics with chums or associates since the service is generally free. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to tackling your e-mails. Some providers provide website hosting services for sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you want to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video produces a given amount of CPU load, so with several video files and several hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to manage as many video files as you want without worrying about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to have a website. To some degree, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and mails, upload video clips, etc. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one location. There may be limitations based on the type of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the customary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for particular web content only.