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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting service suggests stashing and/or sharing given content on a hosting server administered by a web hosting supplier. There are various classes of hosting services used for different goals, so let's examine these. In this way, you can choose what you need, based on whether you desire to launch a web page, e-mail aliases, or to share files with friends and partners.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by given providers, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting packages frequently involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given spell of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file storage package, there are no limits 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.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally unsuitable interpretation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would divide the workload between different groups of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web space hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is simply a kind of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some firms offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting type is appropriate if you would like to share an immense quantity of images with chums or acquaintances since the service is mostly free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to taking care of your mail aliases. Some corporations provide site hosting solutions for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you desire to open an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a website, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can create e-mail accounts and administer 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 permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and a few hundred site visitors, you may have a problem with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video will permit you to use as many videos as you wish without worrying about system reserves.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to keep a site. To some extent, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Metz Hosting, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the routine email/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for particular content only.