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Varieties of Hosting Solutions

A hosting solution is related to stockpiling and/or sharing specific content on a server hosted by a web page hosting distributor. There are different forms of web hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a look at these. Thus, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to have a web portal, e-mail addresses, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by particular companies, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans frequently involve advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a given period of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a totally mistaken interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting environment would share the tasks at hand between different packs of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different web space hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given companies provide a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting variant is suitable if you desire to share a large quantity of pics with friends or partners since the service is mostly free. You will get a random link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a service committed to managing your mail address accounts. Some firms offer web hosting services for websites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you want to create an email address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service includes 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 file, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file generates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred site viewers, you may have trouble with your web site hosting reserves. Embedding the video will allow you to use as many video files as you would like without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to keep a website. To some degree, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and email box accounts, upload video files, etc. At 'Lonex', for instance, you can take a glance at shared website hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the sort of hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting account, a paid cheap web hosting account, a VPS hosting server or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse compared with the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for particular content solely.