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Categories of hosting services

A hosting solution suggests keeping and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server hosted by a website hosting distributor. There are different categories of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's examine them. Doing so, you can determine what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to set up a web site, e-mails, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution offered by some web hosts, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated 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 open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free file hosting solutions frequently include adverts by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific interval of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely inaccurate explanation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allocate the tasks at hand between separate packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous web site hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some distributors provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is appropriate if you desire to share a great quantity of pics with buddies or colleagues since the service is usually free. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your mail address accounts. Some firms provide webspace hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you want to open an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many videos as you wish without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to run a website. To some degree, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video files, and so on. At WebHost-ing.com, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for particular content solely.