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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting solution appertains to stockpiling and/or sharing particular content on a hosting server handled by a website hosting supplier. There are various groups of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a peek at them. In this way, you can decide what you want, based on whether you wish to build a web page, email accounts, or to share files with pals and partners.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by given file storage providers, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see 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 packages often include ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a totally twisted explanation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the load between different stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various website hosting services (mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is simply a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given firms provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting variant is good if you desire to share a vast amount of images with friends or acquaintances since the solution is usually free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to administering your email addresses. Some distributors offer web hosting services for sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you would like to set up an email address with your domain name but do not want to run a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can create mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes 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 a particular video clip, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred web page viewers, you may have a problem with your web page hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will permit you to possess as many videos as you want to without bothering about system reserves.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to own a website. To a certain degree, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Intrigue Hosting, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that permit you to have all of the abovementioned services in one place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared with the normal email/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific web content solely.