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Forms of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is associated with storing and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server administered by a website hosting provider. There are different forms of hosting services used for various ends, so let's explore these. In this way, you can decide what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to build a web page, e-mail aliases, or to share files with pals and partners.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by some file storage providers, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions frequently involve ads by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific interval of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely wrong interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allot the workload between independent sets of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving miscellaneous webspace hosting services (mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a type of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain providers offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you would like to share an immense quantity of images with pals or acquaintances since the service is usually free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to administering your e-mail address accounts. Some companies provide site hosting solutions for websites, but do not supply an email service. If you would like to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will enable you to have as many video files as you want to without worrying about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to own a site. To some degree, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and email accounts, upload video files, etc. At dantech-lab, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that enable you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the form of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific content only.