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Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting solution concerns hoarding and/or sharing certain content on a web server run by a website hosting vendor. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's survey these. Doing so, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you desire to build a website, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a solution made available by certain hosts, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage services are frequently supported by exhibiting adverts by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a given span of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally fallacious interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would split the tasks at hand between different hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous site hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is simply a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given vendors provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is suitable if you would like to share a huge number of images with friends or associates since the solution is typically free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to handling your email addresses. Some corporations provide web space hosting solutions for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail service. If you wish to set up a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your web site hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to possess as many videos as you would like without hassling about system quotas.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to run a website. To a certain extent, it incorporates all of the aforesaid hosting varieties since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and mailbox accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Exclusive Hosting, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one single location. There may be limits depending on the form of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for particular content only.