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Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting service concerns stashing and/or sharing given web content on a server managed by a web hosting company. There are different kinds of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's study them. Thus, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to own a web page, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service supplied by certain companies, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting packages frequently include adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular span of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely inapt interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allocate the workload between independent packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various website hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a type of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some firms offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a large number of pictures with buddies or colleagues since the solution is generally free. You will get a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can then 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 dedicated to taking care of your e-mails. Some firms provide web space hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email solution. If you wish to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can open email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and several hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to keep as many video files as you wish without hassling about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to keep a website. To a certain extent, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one location. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for particular content exclusively.