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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting solution appertains to keeping and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server hosted by a hosting supplier. There are various forms of hosting services used for different goals, so let's have a glimpse at them. In that way, you can choose what you want, based on whether you wish to establish a weblog, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service supplied by certain file storage providers, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions often include advertisements by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a certain period of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly twisted explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the workload between independent bunches of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web page hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific providers offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting brand is good if you wish to share a huge number of pictures with mates or acquaintances since the service is typically free. You will get a random link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to taking care of your e-mail aliases. Some suppliers provide web hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you wish to launch an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can open mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video creates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video clips and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have a problem with your site hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will allow you to possess as many video files as you would like without hassling about system quotas.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to keep a web site. To some extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mails, upload videos, etc. At Tiki Domains, for example, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single location. There may be limits depending on the form of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for specific content solely.