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Categories of hosting solutions

A hosting solution pertains to depositing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server managed by a web hosting distributor. There are various types of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's have a peek at them. Doing so, you can conclude what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to build a blog, e-mail addresses, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by various companies, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting solutions frequently include advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a specific stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally erroneous explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the load between separate stacks of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different website hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web space hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain corporations offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is appropriate if you want to share a vast number of pictures with chums or acquaintances since the solution is usually free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your mail address accounts. Some companies provide webspace hosting solutions for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you wish to set up an email address with your domain name but do not want to possess a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can set up e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with several videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a hard time with your site hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will enable you to have as many videos as you desire without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to possess a web site. To a certain extent, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting kinds since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and electronic mail accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Choudhury Hosting, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single location. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared to the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for specific web content solely.