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Varieties of hosting services

A hosting service involves depositing and/or sharing given web content on a web server administered by a website hosting vendor. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various ends, so let's review these. Doing so, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to build a web portal, mail aliases, or to share files with pals and associates.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by various companies, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not support 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 view an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting plans are frequently supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain period of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a completely false interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the tasks at hand between separate packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web site hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is simply a sort of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific companies offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting variant is suitable if you would like to share a vast number of pictures with friends or associates since the solution is generally free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to administering your email mailbox accounts. Some suppliers offer web site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you desire to launch a mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and several hundred website viewers, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will permit you to manage as many video files as you want to without worrying about system supplies.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a site. To some degree, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Free Hostia, for instance, you can have a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific content exclusively.