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Definition of Web Hosting Solutions

A web hosting solution applies to depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server handled by a web hosting supplier. There are different classes of hosting services used for various goals, so let's survey these. Thus, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to create a weblog, mail address accounts, or to share files with chums and colleagues.

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- File hosting: a service supplied by certain firms, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file hosting solutions often involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular period of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud web hosting". This is an entirely false explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting platform would allot the load between independent sets of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different web hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given firms offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting brand is suitable if you want to share a great number of images with chums or partners since the service is generally free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to administering your mail accounts. Some companies offer web hosting services for websites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you wish to create a 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 set up email address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of videos and a few hundred viewers, you may have a problem with your web hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to possess as many videos as you want to without bothering about system quotas.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to keep a web site. To a certain extent, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and e-mail aliases, upload video clips, etc. At Duo Servers you can observe shared web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one location. There may be limitations based on the form of web hosting service that you've chosen - a free web hosting account, a paid shared web hosting account, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are meant for specific content only.