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Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is connected with keeping and/or sharing certain content on a web server run by a web hosting supplier. There are various kinds of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's have a peek at these. Doing so, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you desire to build a site, emails, or to share files with pals and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by some file storage providers, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as 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 record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage packages frequently include ads next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific span of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run 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 as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a totally fallacious explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would distribute the workload between different packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific suppliers provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting variant is good if you wish to share an enormous number of images with chums or associates since the service is commonly free. You will receive a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to handling your e-mail addresses. Some distributors offer website hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you would like to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred viewers, you may have trouble with your webspace hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to use as many video clips as you want without hassling about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to own a website. To some degree, it incorporates all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and email mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At CyberCooper, for example, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the common email/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for particular web content only.