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What are Hosting Solutions?

A hosting solution is associated with stockpiling and/or sharing particular content on a web server run by a hosting vendor. There are various categories of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a gaze at them. Thus, you can decide what you need, based on whether you wish to establish a site, e-mails, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service distributed by certain vendors, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting services frequently include adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular interval of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly erroneous interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between autonomous sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different hosting services (email, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific corporations offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you wish to share an immense quantity of images with friends or colleagues since the service is typically free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every image 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 utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to managing your electronic mail accounts. Some companies offer hosting services for sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you would like to get a mail address with your domain but do not want to have a website, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can set up email accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with several video clips and several hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will enable you to operate as many video clips as you desire without bothering about system quotas.

- Hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to possess a site. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and electronic mail accounts, upload video clips, etc. At you can take a glance at shared hosting and dedicated server solutions that permit you to have all of the aforementioned services in a single location. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are designed for specific content only.