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Kinds of hosting solutions

A hosting solution implies keeping and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server hosted by a web hosting vendor. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various aims, so let's review these. In this way, you can pick what you want, depending on whether you desire to run a site, email aliases, or to share files with comrades and partners.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by various vendors, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting services are often supported by exhibiting advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file storage plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly erroneous explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would split the tasks at hand between autonomous groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given vendors offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you wish to share a large amount of pics with friends or acquaintances since the service is typically free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to handling your mail aliases. Some distributors provide web site hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you want to keep an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a web site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can open e-mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a 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 a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will permit you to keep as many videos as you want to without bothering about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to own a website. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Lonex, for example, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that enable you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limits depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the normal email/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for particular content exclusively.