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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution means stockpiling and/or sharing given web content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting provider. There are various groups of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a glance at them. In this way, you can determine what you want, based on whether you'd like to have a web page, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service distributed by various companies, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting plans are frequently supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a particular spell of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a totally erroneous interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the workload between individual stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different site hosting services (mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a brand of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some distributors provide a hosting service for images solely. This hosting type is suitable if you wish to share a big amount of pics with chums or associates since the service is mostly free. You will get a random link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to taking care of your email addresses. Some providers offer site hosting solutions for sites, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you want to own a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a site, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can create e-mailbox 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 mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video creates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred site visitors, you may have a problem with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to use as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a website. To some extent, it embodies all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and mail aliases, upload videos, and so on. At Extra Hoster, for instance, you can observe web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one single place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for particular content exclusively.