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Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting service applies to keeping and/or sharing particular content on a web server handled by a web hosting provider. There are various groups of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's take a gaze at them. Thus, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you wish to launch a web portal, e-mail accounts, or to share files with comrades and associates.

- File hosting: a service delivered by various providers, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting plans are often supported by exhibiting ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a certain spell of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly incorrect interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the tasks at hand between independent hosts of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web space hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some providers offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting brand is good if you would like to share an immense amount of images with pals or partners since the service is commonly free of cost. You will get 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 web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to administering your electronic mail accounts. Some distributors offer web site hosting solutions for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you want to get a mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can create email address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will permit you to operate as many video files as you desire without bothering about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to own a site. To a certain degree, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video files, etc. At Hosting Gators, for example, you can see web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific web content exclusively.