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Sorts of hosting services

A hosting solution implies storing and/or sharing given web content on a web hosting server run by a web hosting supplier. There are different categories of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can determine what you need, based on whether you'd like to set up a web site, e-mail aliases, or to share files with mates and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service provided by particular hosts, which allows you to share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting services frequently involve adverts by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a given interval of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely awry interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would divide the workload between separate stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a brand of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given firms offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting variant is good if you want to share a huge number of images with comrades or partners since the solution is generally free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to managing your mail address accounts. Some companies offer site hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a web site, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can set up e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to keep as many video files as you wish without hassling about system resources.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to have a site. To some degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and mail aliases, upload video files, etc. At Smartway Hosting, for instance, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that enable you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one location. There may be limits depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the typical email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are intended for specific web content exclusively.