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Forms of hosting solutions

A hosting service applies to stashing and/or sharing certain content on a server run by a web hosting provider. There are various varieties of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's have a peek at these. In that way, you can decide what you need, based on whether you wish to launch a blog, mail accounts, or to share files with pals and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by various web hosts, which enables you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages often involve ads next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular period of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is an entirely false interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allot the tasks at hand between different packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some suppliers offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is appropriate if you want to share a great amount of images with chums or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for every 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 pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to tackling your email mailbox accounts. Some firms offer webspace hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to create an email address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with several videos and several hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will permit you to use as many video files as you want to without hassling about system supplies.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to run a web site. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting forms since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload videos, etc. At Incite Graphics, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limits depending on the type of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for specific content solely.