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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting service appertains to stashing and/or sharing certain content on a server run by a website hosting provider. There are various types of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's examine them. In that way, you can conclude what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to create a web portal, email aliases, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service offered by certain firms, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions are frequently supported by exhibiting adverts next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a given period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally false explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would assign the workload between autonomous packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a variety of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain suppliers provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting kind is suitable if you desire to share an enormous amount of pictures with chums or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to taking care of your e-mail address accounts. Some providers offer web site hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you desire to own an email address with your domain name but do not desire to have a site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can create email accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred web site visitors, you may have trouble with your web site hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to possess as many videos as you wish without worrying about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to possess a site. To some degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Surewire, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the regular email/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for specific web content solely.