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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting service is connected with saving and/or sharing specific web content on a server administered by a hosting company. There are different kinds of hosting services used for different goals, so let's have a glance at them. Thus, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you desire to have a web site, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service offered by various companies, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as 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 register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts often include ads by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a given period of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely false explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the load between different groups of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web site hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a brand of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given firms offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you wish to share a huge number of images with mates or associates since the solution is usually free. You will get a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your email aliases. Some distributors provide web space hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to have a mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can open email address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with several videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to utilize as many video files as you want to without bothering about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to have a website. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and email mailbox accounts, upload videos, etc. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the abovementioned services in one location. There may be limits based on the form of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for specific web content only.