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Forms of hosting solutions

A hosting service concerns depositing and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server administered by a web hosting distributor. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's survey them. In this way, you can pick what you need, based on whether you wish to build a website, mailbox accounts, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service supplied by particular hosts, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated 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 not be able to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage packages are frequently supported by displaying ads next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a specific amount of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Nowadays, 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 definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would apportion the workload between separate groups of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous webspace hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some vendors offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is suitable if you wish to share a great number of images with buddies or associates since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will get a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to handling your e-mail address accounts. Some vendors offer web space hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an email solution. If you would like to keep an email address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up e-mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred web page visitors, you may have difficulty with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to keep as many video files as you desire without worrying about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to run a site. To some degree, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, and so on. At eTexHosting, for instance, you can explore web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that enable you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single place. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for particular web content solely.