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Kinds of hosting services

A hosting service suggests storing and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server run by a hosting vendor. There are various sorts of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a gaze at them. In this way, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you wish to have a blog, email aliases, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by particular hosts, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are often supported by showing adverts next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a specific stretch of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely untrue explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would distribute the tasks at hand between different sets of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web hosting services (email, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a type of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some suppliers offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting kind is good if you would like to share a huge amount of images with mates or acquaintances since the service is usually free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a service committed to managing your mailbox accounts. Some vendors offer hosting solutions for websites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you would like to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can create e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will enable you to possess as many videos as you want to without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to own a web site. To a certain extent, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and mail address accounts, upload video files, etc. At Ultra Hosting, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the abovementioned services in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse compared with the customary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are designed for particular content exclusively.