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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution suggests stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a server managed by a website hosting provider. There are different sorts of hosting services used for different aims, so let's explore them. Thus, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to build a website, mail aliases, or to share files with buddies and partners.

- File hosting: a solution offered by various vendors, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support web page 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 explore an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage solutions are often supported by showing advertisements beside the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular spell of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly twisted explanation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allot the tasks at hand between individual sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific distributors provide a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting kind is good if you want to share an enormous quantity of images with comrades or partners since the service is generally free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your e-mail box accounts. Some companies provide site hosting solutions 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 wish to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file creates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred website viewers, you may have difficulty with your hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to use as many video clips as you want without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to run a web site. To some degree, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and email accounts, upload video clips, etc. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one place. There may be limitations depending on the type of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for particular web content exclusively.