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How Do Web Hosting Solutions Work?
A web hosting solution involves storing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server run by a web hosting provider. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's take a glance at these. Doing so, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you wish to set up a web portal, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with friends and associates.
- File hosting: a solution delivered by given web hosts, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting solutions frequently include ads by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud web hosting". This is a thoroughly twisted explanation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting system would apportion the load between autonomous sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various web hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific firms provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting kind is suitable if you want to share a vast amount of pictures with buddies or acquaintances since the solution is typically free. You will obtain a random link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your mail aliases. Some vendors provide web hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an email solution. If you would like to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail web hosting solution is what you require. You can open email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain name. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred site viewers, you may have difficulty with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will permit you to own as many video clips as you want without bothering about system reserves.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to run a website. To a certain degree, it incorporates all of the aforementioned hosting kinds since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and email addresses, upload video clips, and so on. At Wantok Web Hosting you can have a peek at shared web hosting and dedicated hosting services that permit you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the form of web hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared website hosting account, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared to the conventional email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for particular content only.