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Kinds of hosting services

A hosting solution is associated with storing and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server hosted by a website hosting provider. There are various sorts of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's survey them. Doing so, you can conclude what you want, based on whether you wish to have a website, mails, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution offered by some vendors, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created 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 view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage packages are often supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly imprecise explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the load between individual stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain distributors offer a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting type is good if you want to share a vast quantity of images with buddies or partners since the solution is typically free. You will get 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 sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to administering your e-mailbox accounts. Some corporations offer web hosting services for websites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you want to run an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a web site, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can create mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with several videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to utilize as many videos as you would like without bothering about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to have a website. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting types since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and email box accounts, upload videos, and so on. At, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that enable you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one single location. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your site hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are intended for specific content exclusively.