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Categories of hosting services

A hosting service applies to stashing and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server hosted by a website hosting distributor. There are various groups of hosting services used for different ends, so let's take a look at these. In that way, you can decide what you want, based on whether you desire to run a weblog, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and associates.

- File hosting: a solution offered by various hosts, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roll 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 storage services are frequently supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular period of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely awry interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between autonomous packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous web page hosting services (email, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you would like to share a big number of images with chums or partners since the solution is mostly free. You will obtain a random link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to tackling your email box accounts. Some companies provide web page hosting solutions for websites, but do not offer an email solution. If you would like to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can create e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred site visitors, you may have trouble with your web site hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will permit you to possess as many videos as you want without hassling about system quotas.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to keep a site. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and email addresses, upload videos, etc. At Hosting Web, for instance, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for particular web content solely.