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Varieties of hosting services

A hosting solution involves hoarding and/or sharing particular content on a web server hosted by a website hosting supplier. There are various kinds of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you wish to build a site, mail accounts, or to share files with pals and partners.

- File hosting: a service distributed by given providers, which permits you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file storage accounts are often supported by showing adverts beside the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a certain spell of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, 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 corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly awry interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allot the load between autonomous groups of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous web hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some distributors provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting type is suitable if you desire to share a large amount of pics with chums or associates since the solution is usually free. You will obtain a random link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to tackling your mails. Some firms offer web page hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to keep a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can open mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file generates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred website visitors, you may have a problem with your web site hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will allow you to run as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to own a web site. To some degree, it embodies all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and email box accounts, upload videos, etc. At Hostomedia, for instance, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are intended for particular content exclusively.