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Classes of hosting solutions

A hosting service pertains to depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server hosted by a website hosting supplier. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's examine them. Thus, you can pick what you need, based on whether you desire to create a website, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with chums and partners.

- File hosting: a solution provided by certain hosts, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage packages often include advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a particular amount of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely untrue explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would assign the tasks at hand between individual groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain providers offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share an enormous quantity of images with buddies or associates since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to handling your e-mail accounts. Some corporations offer web hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you desire to set up a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a site, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can open email mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web 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 clip, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a particular amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video clips and a few hundred site viewers, you may have trouble with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to run as many videos as you would like without bothering about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to own a website. To a certain degree, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting varieties since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mailbox accounts, upload video files, etc. At 1MB Corporation, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in one location. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular web content only.