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Categories of hosting solutions

A hosting solution implies keeping and/or sharing specific web content on a hosting server hosted by a website hosting provider. There are various forms of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's take a glance at these. Thus, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you desire to launch a web site, mails, or to share files with friends and partners.

- File hosting: a service offered by various hosts, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage services are frequently supported by displaying ads beside the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain spell of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely false explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allot the workload between individual groups of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web site hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; some firms provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you desire to share a great amount of images with chums or partners since the solution is usually free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to administering your email addresses. Some vendors provide web site hosting services for sites, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you want to launch an email address with your domain name but do not want to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can create email accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video produces a given amount of CPU load, so with several video files and a few hundred viewers, you may have a problem with your webspace hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to possess as many videos as you desire without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a website. To a certain extent, it incorporates all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and mail aliases, upload video clips, etc. At LiquidNet Ltd Hosting, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in one location. There may be limitations depending on the kind of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are designed for specific content solely.