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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is associated with stockpiling and/or sharing certain content on a server managed by a hosting supplier. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's take a glimpse at these. Thus, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you'd like to own a web page, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service delivered by certain firms, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once 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 list 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 file hosting services often involve adverts next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a specific period of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely mistaken interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would share the load between different bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various web hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web space hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific providers offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting type is appropriate if you would like to share a large quantity of images with pals or partners since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your e-mail accounts. Some vendors provide web site hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you would like to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can create e-mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have difficulty with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to own as many videos as you want without hassling about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to own a website. To some extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting groups since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and email mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At AIDA Host, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that enable you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in a single location. There may be limitations based on the type of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the regular email/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for specific content exclusively.