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Classes of hosting solutions

A hosting service applies to stockpiling and/or sharing particular web content on a web hosting server handled by a website hosting provider. There are different types of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's take a glance at them. Doing so, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to build a web page, emails, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by various providers, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. As soon as 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 list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are often supported by showing advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific spell of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally incorrect explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allocate the load between autonomous sets of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different hosting services (email, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given vendors offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting variant is appropriate if you desire to share a vast quantity of pictures with comrades or associates since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your email aliases. Some distributors offer web space hosting services for websites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you wish to set up an email address with your domain name but do not desire to own a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your website hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to utilize as many videos as you want to without bothering about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a web site. To some extent, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Webmilia, for example, you can see web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be limits depending on the form of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular web content exclusively.