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Kinds of hosting solutions

A hosting solution entails hoarding and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server managed by a website hosting vendor. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's take a glance at these. In that way, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to have a website, mail addresses, or to share files with comrades and partners.

- File hosting: a solution offered by various file storage providers, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file storage plans are frequently supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given stretch of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no limitations 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 help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly untrue explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would share the workload between autonomous packs of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous site hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some firms offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share a vast quantity of pics with buddies or associates since the service is generally free. You will receive a random link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to tackling your e-mail aliases. Some providers provide website hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you would like to have a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can set up email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a given amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will enable you to use as many videos as you want without worrying about system quotas.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to keep a site. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and e-mail accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Astrohost, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are meant for specific content exclusively.