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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting solution means depositing and/or sharing specific content on a web server handled by a web hosting distributor. There are various varieties of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's have a look at them. In that way, you can choose what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to build a web site, email box accounts, or to share files with chums and partners.

- File hosting: a service made available by certain vendors, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file storage accounts often involve adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular span of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely incorrect interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would assign the tasks at hand between autonomous stacks of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web space hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given corporations offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting kind is appropriate if you desire to share an immense quantity of pictures with buddies or partners since the service is commonly free. You will receive a random link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to tackling your mail addresses. Some corporations provide site hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you would like to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can set up email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file produces a certain amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred website viewers, you may have difficulty with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will enable you to own as many videos as you would like without worrying about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to have a web site. To a certain degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and mail addresses, upload video files, etc. At MyGreatHost, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that enable you to get all of the aforementioned services in a single location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting package may be better or worse compared with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for specific content exclusively.