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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting service appertains to keeping and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server administered by a website hosting company. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's have a glance at them. In this way, you can elect what you want, depending on whether you'd like to own a weblog, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with pals and associates.

- File hosting: a service offered by certain web hosts, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file hosting solutions are often supported by showing adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular amount of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly twisted explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would distribute the workload between different groups of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various webspace hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a variety of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some suppliers provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you want to share an enormous number of pics with buddies or colleagues since the solution is generally free of charge. You will get a random link for each and every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to handling your emails. Some firms provide site hosting services for sites, but do not offer an email service. If you would like to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can open email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will allow you to have as many video clips as you want to without worrying about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to possess a web site. To a certain extent, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At SMARTHOSTING, for example, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse compared with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are intended for particular content only.