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Kinds of hosting solutions

A hosting solution refers to saving and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server handled by a web hosting vendor. There are different types of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's take a peek at these. In this way, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to launch a web page, e-mail aliases, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution offered by some web hosts, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting services are often supported by exhibiting advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a given interval of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations 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.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is an entirely imprecise interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would split the load between different hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web space hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a type of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given suppliers offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting kind is appropriate if you wish to share a large number of pictures with chums or partners since the solution is usually free of charge. You will receive a random link for every 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 solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to tackling your e-mails. Some corporations provide web hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you want to get an email address with your domain name but do not want to possess a web site, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can open e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and a few hundred website visitors, you may have a hard time with your hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to possess as many videos as you want to without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to possess a website. To a certain degree, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting brands since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video files, etc. At BlueHeavens, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse compared with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for particular web content solely.