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Groups of hosting services

A hosting service includes depositing and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server managed by a web hosting vendor. There are different kinds of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's have a glimpse at these. Thus, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you'd like to set up a web site, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by various hosts, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support website 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 view a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans often involve ads beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain stretch of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally improper interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allocate the load between separate bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different site hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some firms provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share a big number of pics with buddies or associates since the solution is typically free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to handling your e-mail addresses. Some corporations provide site hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to open an email address with your domain name but do not want to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can open email address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to operate as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a site. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and e-mails, upload videos, etc. At Websites, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforementioned services in one location. There may be limits based on the sort of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for specific content only.