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Classes of hosting services

A hosting solution is related to stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server run by a website hosting supplier. There are different sorts of hosting services used for various ends, so let's survey these. In that way, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you wish to create a web site, e-mail accounts, or to share files with pals and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service delivered by given companies, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services frequently involve advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific amount of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally inappropriate explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would distribute the workload between independent groups of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web space hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a type of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some distributors provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is suitable if you desire to share an enormous quantity of pictures with mates or colleagues since the solution is typically free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to handling your e-mail box accounts. Some vendors offer web space hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you would like to get an email address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can create mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to use as many video files as you would like without hassling about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to own a web site. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and e-mail box accounts, upload videos, and so on. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that enable you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for specific web content solely.