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Classes of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is related to stockpiling and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server handled by a website hosting vendor. There are various categories of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a glance at these. In that way, you can conclude what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to run a blog, e-mail accounts, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a service furnished by various web hosts, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting packages are frequently supported by exhibiting advertisements beside the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain amount of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage account, there are no limits 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.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely untrue interpretation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allocate the tasks at hand between separate packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various webspace hosting services (email, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some companies offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is appropriate if you want to share a great amount of pics with pals or acquaintances since the service is usually free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to managing your mailbox accounts. Some firms provide hosting solutions for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to create an email address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred web site visitors, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to utilize as many video files as you would like without bothering about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to run a site. To some degree, it incorporates all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and e-mails, upload video clips, etc. At 2HostLive Networks, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the abovementioned services in one single place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared with the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for specific web content only.