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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting solution involves keeping and/or sharing particular content on a server handled by a website hosting vendor. There are different categories of hosting services used for different ends, so let's take a peek at these. In this way, you can determine what you want, based on whether you desire to have a web page, email aliases, or to share files with comrades and partners.

- File hosting: a service supplied by various companies, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file storage packages are frequently supported by showing ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain span of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly mistaken explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would apportion the tasks at hand between individual stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous webspace hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain vendors offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is appropriate if you want to share a huge amount of pictures with mates or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free. You will receive a random link for each image 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 web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to handling your email box accounts. Some suppliers offer web site hosting services for sites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you desire to set up an e-mail 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 set up e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and several hundred site visitors, you may have a problem with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to run as many video files as you desire without worrying about system reserves.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to have a website. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the aforesaid hosting types since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and e-mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At Genius Monster Network, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated web hosting plans that allow you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single location. There may be limits depending on the type of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are devised for particular content exclusively.