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Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting service entails storing and/or sharing certain content on a web server administered by a website hosting vendor. There are different kinds of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a glance at them. Thus, you can elect what you want, based on whether you'd like to establish a weblog, mail aliases, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution offered by some web hosts, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free file storage solutions frequently include advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a certain period of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly false interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would distribute the load between different groups of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different web hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain suppliers provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting kind is suitable if you wish to share an immense amount of images with mates or partners since the solution is usually free. You will get a random link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your email address accounts. Some distributors provide web hosting services for sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you want to have an email address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can set up e-mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred web site visitors, you may have a problem with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will permit you to keep as many video clips as you want to without worrying about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to run a site. To some degree, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and emails, upload videos, etc. At Lonex, for example, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be limits depending on the form of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse compared to the customary email/file/video/image hosting packages that are meant for particular content only.