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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting service is related to stashing and/or sharing particular web content on a server administered by a hosting supplier. There are various kinds of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a peek at these. Doing so, you can pick what you want, depending on whether you'd like to establish a web portal, mail addresses, or to share files with chums and partners.

- File hosting: a service furnished by various providers, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file hosting plans are frequently supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific stretch of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly mistaken interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would share the tasks at hand between separate stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various site hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is suitable if you want to share a vast number of pics with comrades or colleagues since the service is generally free of charge. You will get a random link for each pic 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 service dedicated to managing your mailbox accounts. Some suppliers provide web site hosting solutions for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you would like to manage a mail address with your domain name but do not want to possess a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail box 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 e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a hard time with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will allow you to have as many video clips as you would like without bothering about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to run a web site. To some degree, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and e-mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At Lonex, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the customary email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are created for specific web content solely.