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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting solution refers to saving and/or sharing certain web content on a server hosted by a website hosting provider. There are various types of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's survey these. In this way, you can determine what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to run a blog, email box accounts, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution provided by certain providers, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file storage accounts frequently involve adverts next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular interval of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly wrong interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would share the tasks at hand between independent sets of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a sort of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain companies offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting brand is suitable if you want to share a large number of pictures with comrades or partners since the solution is generally free of charge. You will get a random link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your e-mail address accounts. Some companies provide web site hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you want to run an email address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can open electronic mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves 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 some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few videos and several hundred website visitors, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to possess as many video clips as you want without hassling about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to have a web site. To some extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and e-mail addresses, upload video clips, and so on. At 100WebSpace, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that enable you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limits depending on the kind of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific web content solely.