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Sorts of hosting services

A hosting service refers to storing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server managed by a website hosting provider. There are various sorts of hosting services used for different goals, so let's explore these. Thus, you can choose what you need, based on whether you desire to build a web portal, mail aliases, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution provided by certain providers, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, 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 web page uploading. Once 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 list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts often include adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular stretch of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly improper explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would divide the tasks at hand between individual sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web page hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain corporations provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you want to share a big amount of images with pals or acquaintances since the service is usually free. You will get a random link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

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

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and several hundred website visitors, you may have difficulty with your site hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to possess as many videos as you would like without worrying about system supplies.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to own a site. To some extent, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Free Hostia, for example, you can see web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that enable you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for specific web content exclusively.