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Categories of hosting services

A hosting service is associated with hoarding and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server run by a hosting vendor. There are various forms of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a gaze at them. In this way, you can pick what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to build a website, e-mail accounts, or to share files with mates and partners.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by certain providers, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support website 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 view a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting services are often supported by exhibiting advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given amount of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally false explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would share the load between separate hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various web page hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a brand of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific providers provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you would like to share a big quantity of pics with friends or acquaintances since the solution is usually free. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently 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 committed to handling your e-mailbox accounts. Some suppliers offer web space hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you wish to get a mail address with your domain name but do not want to possess a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can open mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with several videos and several hundred web site visitors, you may have difficulty with your webspace hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to administer as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to own a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and electronic mail accounts, upload video files, etc. At 50Webs Web Hosting, for instance, you can explore web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one single location. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse compared to the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for specific content solely.