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Classes of hosting solutions

A hosting solution suggests saving and/or sharing given web content on a server administered by a hosting company. There are various sorts of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a gaze at them. In that way, you can determine what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to run a site, e-mail accounts, or to share files with pals and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service delivered by certain firms, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file storage services often involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is an entirely unsuitable explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would distribute the tasks at hand between independent packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is suitable if you desire to share a great number of pictures with friends or colleagues since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to handling your emails. Some firms offer website hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and several hundred web site visitors, you may have a problem with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many video files as you want to without hassling about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to possess a website. To some extent, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting groups since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video files, and so on. At hosting-people, for instance, you can take a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the common email/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for specific content exclusively.