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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is related to depositing and/or sharing particular content on a web server managed by a website hosting company. There are various types of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a peek at them. Thus, you can elect what you want, depending on whether you desire to own a weblog, mails, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by given providers, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages are frequently supported by showing advertisements by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a certain span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely improper interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the load between individual packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various webspace hosting services (email, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific corporations offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you desire to share an enormous number of pictures with friends or associates since the service is typically free of cost. You will get a random link for every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to taking care of your email address accounts. Some suppliers offer webspace hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you desire to run an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can create e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email 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 given video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your web page hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will enable you to operate as many video files as you desire without hassling about system supplies.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to have a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and email aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At E-CRIPTE, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that enable you to have all of the abovementioned services in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse compared to the regular email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are planned for particular web content solely.