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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting service entails storing and/or sharing particular content on a web server managed by a hosting provider. There are various kinds of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's examine them. Doing so, you can decide what you need, depending on whether you'd like to run a blog, mail addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution provided by certain web hosts, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage packages often include adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a given amount of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly amiss interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would assign the load between different sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various webspace hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is simply a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a huge amount of pics with friends or partners since the solution is usually free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

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

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred viewers, you may have difficulty with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to utilize as many videos as you want to without bothering about system resources.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you require if you would like to have a web site. To a certain extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At Hume and Services, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the routine email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are devised for particular content solely.