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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting service appertains to saving and/or sharing given web content on a web server hosted by a website hosting supplier. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's take a peek at them. In this way, you can determine what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to own a weblog, email aliases, or to share files with friends and associates.

- File hosting: a service supplied by given file storage providers, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage packages frequently include adverts next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular stretch of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely false interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would apportion the tasks at hand between independent hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different site hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given vendors provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a huge quantity of pics with comrades or associates since the solution is typically free. You will get a random link for each 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 solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your mailbox accounts. Some vendors offer hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to have an email address with your domain name but do not want to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can create electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred web page viewers, you may have a hard time with your web hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will allow you to run as many video clips as you want without worrying about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to possess a site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and mailbox accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At HD Web Hosting, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated hosting services that permit you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the normal email/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for specific web content exclusively.