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Groups of hosting services

A hosting service concerns stockpiling and/or sharing particular web content on a web server handled by a web hosting supplier. There are various groups of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's take a glance at them. Doing so, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to establish a web portal, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution offered by certain firms, which allows you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support web 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 survey an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services frequently include advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific span of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally incorrect interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would share the load between autonomous bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous web site hosting services (mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific vendors provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is appropriate if you wish to share an immense amount of pictures with comrades or associates since the service is mostly free. You will receive a random link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to taking care of your electronic mail accounts. Some vendors provide webspace hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you desire to launch an email address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video clip produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of videos and several hundred web page viewers, you may have trouble with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to administer as many videos as you wish without worrying about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to possess a website. To some degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Free Hostia, for example, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts 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 picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific web content only.