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Classes of hosting solutions

A hosting solution entails depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server handled by a web hosting supplier. There are different varieties of hosting services used for different aims, so let's review them. Doing so, you can decide what you want, based on whether you wish to build a web portal, mail accounts, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a service supplied by given vendors, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file storage solutions frequently include advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific stretch of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a totally mistaken explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would allocate the workload between separate sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different webspace hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a kind of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some companies offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting brand is suitable if you want to share a big amount of pictures with mates or associates since the solution is typically free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to administering your email box accounts. Some vendors offer website hosting services for sites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you wish to create an email address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your webspace hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will enable you to operate as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to possess a web site. To some extent, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting forms since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and mail accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Digital Vines, for example, you can have a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in one single location. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse compared with the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are intended for specific web content solely.