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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting solution refers to stashing and/or sharing particular web content on a server managed by a website hosting distributor. There are different forms of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can determine what you need, based on whether you desire to create a blog, e-mail addresses, or to share files with comrades and partners.

- File hosting: a solution offered by certain hosts, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file storage packages are frequently supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a certain amount of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations 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 assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a totally false explanation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would allot the load between individual packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various webspace hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a brand of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific firms provide a hosting service for images solely. This hosting variant is suitable if you want to share a large number of pics with friends or partners since the solution is typically free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to tackling your emails. Some firms offer web space hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you desire to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can open email accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video clip in your website 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 clip produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video files and a few hundred website viewers, you may have trouble with your hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will permit you to possess as many videos as you want without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to keep a website. To some extent, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video files, and so on. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that enable you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse compared to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for particular web content exclusively.