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A hosting solution suggests stockpiling and/or sharing certain content on a hosting server hosted by a web hosting distributor. There are different forms of website hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a look at these. Thus, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you wish to have a website, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with mates and partners.


- File hosting: a service supplied by certain vendors, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a roll 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 file hosting solutions are frequently supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a particular period of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.


At present, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally awry interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting system would divide the workload between independent bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different website hosting services (mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a kind of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.


- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given distributors offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a large amount of pictures with chums or acquaintances since the service is generally free. You will obtain a random link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.


- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your email accounts. Some providers offer web site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you wish to manage an email address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.


- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred viewers, you may have trouble with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to keep as many video files as you want to without hassling about system quotas.


- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to run a web site. To a certain degree, it incorporates all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and email box accounts, upload video files, and so on. At 'Lonex Web Hosting', for instance, you can take a peek at shared web site hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limits depending on the form of web hosting service that you've selected - a free web hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular web content solely.