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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution entails hoarding and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server administered by a web hosting distributor. There are various categories of hosting services used for different ends, so let's have a glance at them. Thus, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to build a web portal, e-mail accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service provided by particular hosts, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions frequently include ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular stretch of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely unsuitable explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the load between different sets of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web space hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you desire to share an immense amount of pics with chums or colleagues since the service is typically free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for every picture 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 used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to tackling your mail address accounts. Some companies provide hosting solutions for web pages, but do not offer an email solution. If you would like to own an email address with your domain name but do not want to possess a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file creates 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 webspace hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will allow you to possess as many videos as you desire without hassling about system supplies.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to run a site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and electronic mail accounts, upload videos, and so on. At AIDA Host, for example, you can see web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for specific web content only.