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Web Hosting Solutions Description
A web hosting solution means hoarding and/or sharing specific web content on a server administered by a web hosting vendor. There are various types of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's explore them. In this way, you can elect what you need, depending on whether you'd like to build a website, email box accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service delivered by some file storage providers, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free file storage solutions frequently involve ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a given period of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get 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 with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud web hosting". This is a completely imprecise interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud web hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between autonomous groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous web hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share a vast number of pics with pals or partners since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.
- Email hosting: a service committed to handling your e-mail accounts. Some distributors offer web hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you would like to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a site, then the email web hosting service is what you want. You can set up mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain. The email hosting service involves 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 particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have a problem with your web hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will permit you to operate as many video files as you would like without hassling about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to possess a site. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and e-mail addresses, upload videos, and so on. At Cloud Service you can view shared web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limitations depending on the form of web hosting service that you've chosen - a free web hosting account, a paid shared web hosting account, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the standard email/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for particular web content only.