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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution refers to depositing and/or sharing specific web content on a web server handled by a hosting supplier. There are different types of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's take a peek at these. Thus, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to own a blog, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with pals and partners.

- File hosting: a service made available by certain hosts, which permits 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 sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting solutions frequently include advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular amount of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, 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 hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is an entirely improper explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would distribute the load between independent bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different web hosting services (mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain firms provide a hosting service for images solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you desire to share an enormous amount of images with mates or associates since the service is typically free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to taking care of your email accounts. Some firms provide webspace hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email solution. If you desire to keep a mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your web site hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to own as many video clips as you want to without worrying about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to have a site. To some degree, it incorporates all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video files, etc. At Rai Hosting, for instance, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limits depending on the kind of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared with the usual email/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for particular content solely.