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What are Hosting Solutions?
A hosting service is associated with stockpiling and/or sharing particular web content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting provider. There are various groups of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a look at these. Doing so, you can elect what you want, based on whether you desire to build a weblog, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with chums and partners.
- File hosting: a service made available by some file storage providers, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file storage services are often supported by showing ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific interval of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely distorted interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting platform would allot the tasks at hand between independent bunches of servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you want to share a huge amount of images with chums or partners since the service is typically free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to managing your e-mail addresses. Some corporations offer hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email service. If you desire to own an email address with your domain but do not wish to keep a web site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will allow you to manage as many videos as you want to without hassling about system quotas.
- Hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a web site. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and electronic mail accounts, upload video files, etc. At WebRunner Domains you can take a glimpse at shared hosting and dedicated server services that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting service that you've picked - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared web hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are meant for specific content only.