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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting service entails stashing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server administered by a website hosting company. There are various classes of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a gaze at them. Thus, you can decide what you need, based on whether you wish to run a web portal, email accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service provided by given file storage providers, which allows you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage services frequently include advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file storage plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely amiss interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would share the workload between individual stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous web space hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a kind of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting variant is appropriate if you desire to share a large number of pics with pals or colleagues since the service is typically free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to administering your email addresses. Some providers provide web site hosting services for sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to keep an email address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a site, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can open email accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of CPU load, so with several video clips and several hundred site viewers, you may have a hard time with your site hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to administer as many video clips as you want without worrying about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to run a website. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and email addresses, upload videos, and so on. At Exclusive Hosting, for example, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse compared to the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for specific web content solely.