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Sorts of hosting services

A hosting solution is associated with hoarding and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server run by a hosting company. There are various sorts of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a gaze at them. Doing so, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to build a web portal, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with chums and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution distributed by certain file storage providers, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not offer website 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 examine a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage packages frequently involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain spell of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely erroneous explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would share the load between autonomous packs of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous website hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain corporations provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you desire to share a huge quantity of images with buddies or partners since the solution is generally free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your emails. Some corporations offer site hosting services for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you wish to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can open email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred viewers, you may have a problem with your web space hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will enable you to use as many videos as you want to without bothering about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to run a web site. To some extent, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video files, etc. At Flowers Technologies, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that enable you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for particular content only.