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What are Web Hosting Solutions?
A web hosting service is related to depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a web hosting server handled by a web hosting vendor. There are various classes of hosting services used for different ends, so let's take a gaze at them. In this way, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to have a web page, email box accounts, or to share files with buddies and partners.
- File hosting: a service made available by particular firms, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting packages are often supported by displaying adverts by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a particular period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud web hosting". This is an entirely unsuitable interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud web hosting platform would assign the tasks at hand between autonomous hosts of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various web hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain companies offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting variant is good if you desire to share a huge number of images with pals or colleagues since the service is usually free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a service committed to administering your email box accounts. Some vendors offer web hosting services for websites, but do not provide an email solution. If you would like to get an e-mail address with your domain but do not want to have a site, then the e-mail web hosting service is what you require. You can open mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain name. 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 file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of videos and a few hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to keep as many video files as you want without hassling about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to possess a website. To a certain extent, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and mail addresses, upload video files, and so on. At DataGuild Cloud you can take a peek at shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that allow you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of web hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are intended for specific web content only.