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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting service is connected with saving and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server run by a website hosting company. There are different types of hosting services used for different aims, so let's have a glimpse at these. In that way, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you wish to run a site, e-mail addresses, or to share files with pals and partners.

- File hosting: a service delivered by given firms, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions are often supported by showing ads beside the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain stretch of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally untrue explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between different stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various web page hosting services (email, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given corporations provide a hosting service for images solely. This hosting type is good if you wish to share a huge number of pics with buddies or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to taking care of your mails. Some firms offer web page hosting services for websites, but do not offer an email service. If you would like to run an email address with your domain name but do not wish to own a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can create email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have trouble with your web page hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to possess as many video clips as you wish without hassling about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to run a website. To a certain extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and emails, upload videos, etc. At herve, for instance, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be limits depending on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for specific content exclusively.