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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting solution involves stockpiling and/or sharing particular content on a server managed by a website hosting company. There are different groups of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a look at these. Thus, you can decide what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to own a website, e-mail addresses, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a service made available by some vendors, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans often involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific spell of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly mistaken explanation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allot the tasks at hand between independent packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different site hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given corporations provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is good if you desire to share a vast amount of pics with buddies or associates since the service is typically free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your email accounts. Some providers offer web page hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an email solution. If you want to run a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to keep a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can open mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves 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 a certain video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to have as many videos as you want without bothering about system supplies.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to possess a site. To some degree, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and e-mail aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At Incite Graphics, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that enable you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, 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 packages that are planned for specific content exclusively.