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Forms of hosting services

A hosting solution includes saving and/or sharing specific content on a web server run by a website hosting supplier. There are various types of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's take a gaze at these. Doing so, you can choose what you want, depending on whether you desire to create a blog, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution provided by some web hosts, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions frequently involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a certain amount of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely mistaken interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would assign the workload between separate bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web site hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a type of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain companies provide a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting type is suitable if you would like to share a vast quantity of images with mates or acquaintances since the service is commonly free of charge. You will receive a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to administering your e-mail addresses. Some distributors provide web page hosting services for sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to open 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 require. You can set up e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and a few hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to run as many video files as you desire without worrying about system resources.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to own a web site. To a certain extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At WebHost-ing.com, for example, you can observe web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for particular content exclusively.