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Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting service is associated with keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting company. There are various kinds of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's have a peek at these. Doing so, you can elect what you want, depending on whether you'd like to build a web page, email addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution distributed by particular web hosts, which permits you to share huge 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 goal is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting services often include adverts next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific stretch of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally wrong interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would share the load between independent sets of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various web space hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is simply a variety of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific providers offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you wish to share a vast number of pics with mates or acquaintances since the solution is usually free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and 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 committed to managing your mails. Some distributors provide hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to launch an email address with your domain name but do not want to keep a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred web page viewers, you may have trouble with your web space hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to operate as many video files as you want to without hassling about system resources.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to have a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and mailbox accounts, upload videos, etc. At DALJ GROUP, for instance, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one location. There may be limitations depending on the type of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your site hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are designed for particular content solely.