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Types of hosting solutions

A hosting solution entails stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a hosting server hosted by a web hosting provider. There are various kinds of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's explore them. In this way, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to launch a web site, mailbox accounts, or to share files with friends and partners.

- File hosting: a service furnished by certain vendors, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages often involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain spell of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally mistaken interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would divide the load between independent bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous web space hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a kind of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain companies offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting type is good if you want to share a huge number of pics with buddies or associates since the service is generally free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a service committed to managing your email address accounts. Some firms offer hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an email service. If you would like to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred web site viewers, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to have as many video files as you want to without hassling about system supplies.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to possess a web site. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting types since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and email address accounts, upload video files, and so on. At CTRsite, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse compared to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are intended for particular web content exclusively.