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Varieties of hosting services

A hosting solution appertains to storing and/or sharing certain content on a web server managed by a web hosting vendor. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's take a peek at these. In this way, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you desire to create a web portal, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and partners.

- File hosting: a service made available by some web hosts, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage services often include advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions 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 present, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally mistaken interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the load between independent sets of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web page hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a sort of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given providers offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting type is appropriate if you desire to share a huge quantity of pictures with chums or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will receive a random link for each 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 administering your e-mailbox accounts. Some companies provide web space hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you would like to launch an email address with your domain name but do not desire to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can set up e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and several hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to administer as many video clips as you would like without bothering about system reserves.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to keep a website. To a certain extent, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and e-mail aliases, upload video files, etc. At Hardball Hosting, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for specific web content only.