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Sorts of hosting services

A hosting service implies stockpiling and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server run by a web hosting provider. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's take a peek at them. Thus, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you wish to build a blog, mail addresses, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service distributed by certain hosts, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file hosting solutions are frequently supported by displaying adverts beside the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular period of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely imprecise explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the load between independent bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different website hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific firms provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a huge amount of pictures with pals or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for every 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 utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to managing your mails. Some suppliers offer web page hosting solutions for websites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you would like to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can create mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and several hundred site visitors, you may have difficulty with your site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to utilize as many video clips as you would like without hassling about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to keep a website. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and emails, upload video clips, and so on. At enet, for instance, you can see web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for particular web content solely.