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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting solution pertains to hoarding and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server run by a web hosting vendor. There are various categories of hosting services used for different goals, so let's take a glance at these. In this way, you can determine what you want, based on whether you desire to set up a web portal, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with pals and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution provided by given firms, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting accounts are frequently supported by exhibiting ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular stretch of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely imprecise interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would share the workload between individual packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web space hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given companies provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting variant is suitable if you want to share a great amount of pics with chums or acquaintances since the solution is usually free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to tackling your mail addresses. Some companies offer webspace hosting solutions for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you would like to create a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can create email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, 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 creates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with several videos and a few hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to keep as many video files as you want to without bothering about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to keep a website. To a certain extent, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mails, upload video clips, and so on. At Lonex, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated hosting services that permit you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the routine email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for specific web content only.