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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting service pertains to hoarding and/or sharing particular content on a web hosting server administered by a website hosting company. There are different classes of hosting services used for different aims, so let's examine them. Thus, you can choose what you want, depending on whether you wish to create a web portal, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with friends and associates.

- File hosting: a solution made available by given web hosts, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans often involve adverts next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a given period of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally wrong explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allocate the workload between autonomous bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web site hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given suppliers provide a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting type is appropriate if you desire to share an enormous amount of images with pals or colleagues since the solution is typically free. You will receive a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to administering your mailbox accounts. Some providers offer web site hosting services for sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you would like to keep a mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a site, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can set up email accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred site viewers, you may have difficulty with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will enable you to possess as many video files as you want to without bothering about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a site. To some degree, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and email addresses, upload video clips, etc. At ChopperLine, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the regular email/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for particular web content exclusively.