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Kinds of hosting solutions

A hosting service includes depositing and/or sharing certain content on a server administered by a web hosting supplier. There are different forms of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a gaze at them. Doing so, you can determine what you need, based on whether you desire to have a web site, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a service delivered by various providers, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file hosting solutions are frequently supported by showing advertisements next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain span of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly fallacious explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would allocate the load between individual sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web site hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a sort of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific distributors provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting brand is good if you would like to share a large amount of pics with comrades or acquaintances since the service is commonly free of cost. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your e-mailbox accounts. Some distributors provide web site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you would like to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will enable you to operate as many video clips as you want without worrying about system supplies.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to run a website. To some degree, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email accounts, upload videos, and so on. At eTexHosting, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one location. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting account may be better or worse compared with the regular email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are made for particular content solely.