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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting solution applies to depositing and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server administered by a web hosting supplier. There are various kinds of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to launch a website, email addresses, or to share files with pals and partners.

- File hosting: a service delivered by some vendors, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file hosting solutions often include advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular interval of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations 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.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly twisted interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allocate the load between autonomous packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web page hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given vendors offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting brand is suitable if you wish to share a big amount of pics with friends or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to taking care of your electronic mail accounts. Some distributors provide web hosting solutions for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail service. If you would like to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can create email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with several videos and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have trouble with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will allow you to use as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to keep a web site. To some degree, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and email accounts, upload video files, etc. At Exclusive Hosting, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that allow you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be limitations based on the type of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse compared to the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for specific content solely.