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Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting service is connected with hoarding and/or sharing specific content on a web server run by a hosting distributor. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's study them. Thus, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to launch a website, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with pals and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution offered by given hosts, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are often supported by exhibiting ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific period of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely incongruous explanation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would divide the workload between separate bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain providers provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is suitable if you want to share an immense quantity of pics with pals or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a service committed to administering your mail address accounts. Some corporations provide web space hosting services for websites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you wish to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a website, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can set up e-mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email 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 file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your webspace hosting supplies. Embedding the video will enable you to possess as many videos as you desire without worrying about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to run a site. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and email aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At WordPress Hosting, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in a single location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are designed for particular content solely.