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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting service concerns depositing and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server administered by a website hosting company. There are different types of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's survey these. In that way, you can decide what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to have a web page, mail aliases, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by particular hosts, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions often involve adverts next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a given interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly unsuitable explanation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the workload between independent packs of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous web site hosting services (email, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a type of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some firms offer a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is suitable if you wish to share an immense amount of pictures with friends or partners since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your email aliases. Some suppliers provide website hosting solutions for web sites, but do not provide an email solution. If you want to manage a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to run a website, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can create mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and a few hundred viewers, you may have a problem with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will allow you to have as many video files as you desire without bothering about system supplies.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to run a web site. To a certain extent, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and mailbox accounts, upload videos, etc. At MD-Dot Webhosting, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that enable you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for particular web content only.