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Groups of hosting services

A hosting solution implies saving and/or sharing given web content on a web hosting server run by a web hosting company. There are various groups of hosting services used for various goals, so let's review them. Doing so, you can elect what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to establish a web page, mail accounts, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by various firms, which enables you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting solutions often include advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely awry interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would distribute the workload between independent bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different site hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a sort of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific distributors offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting brand is good if you want to share an enormous amount of pictures with buddies or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to administering your mails. Some vendors offer web hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email service. If you want to run an email address with your domain name but do not want to run a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can open electronic mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few videos and several hundred site viewers, you may have difficulty with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will enable you to administer as many videos as you wish without hassling about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to run a web site. To a certain extent, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and e-mail address accounts, upload videos, and so on. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can take a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one location. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared with the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for specific content only.