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Kinds of hosting services

A hosting solution is related to saving and/or sharing specific web content on a hosting server administered by a website hosting distributor. There are various sorts of hosting services used for various goals, so let's have a glance at them. Doing so, you can elect what you need, based on whether you'd like to build a blog, e-mail addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution made available by various providers, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting packages are frequently supported by showing adverts next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular span of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely untrue interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would assign the load between autonomous sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different website hosting services (email, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a variety of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given companies offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is appropriate if you would like to share a big quantity of pictures with mates or partners since the service is generally free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your e-mail addresses. Some suppliers provide web page hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you want to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can set up email accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of videos and several hundred viewers, you may have a problem with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many videos as you want to without worrying about system quotas.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to possess a web site. To a certain degree, it incorporates all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and mails, upload video clips, etc. At Exclusive Hosting, for instance, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one place. There may be restrictions based on the sort 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 web hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are made for specific content solely.