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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting service means depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server run by a hosting company. There are different forms of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's have a look at these. Thus, you can elect what you want, depending on whether you wish to build a website, email accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service offered by particular web hosts, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, 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 read a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free file storage plans frequently involve ads by the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific amount of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely inapt interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the load between separate stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some corporations provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is good if you wish to share a vast amount of images with buddies or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free. You will get a random link for every 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 used for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your e-mail addresses. Some distributors offer site hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you desire to manage a mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can set up email mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution includes 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 certain video file, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred viewers, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to own as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system supplies.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to own a website. To a certain extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and email aliases, upload videos, and so on. At Sankia Tech, for instance, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the aforesaid services in a single place. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are intended for particular content only.