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Groups of hosting services

A hosting solution pertains to stockpiling and/or sharing certain web content on a server administered by a web hosting vendor. There are various forms of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a peek at them. Doing so, you can determine what you need, depending on whether you desire to create a web page, email addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service provided by given companies, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file storage solutions often include ads beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a given period of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a totally distorted explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allocate the workload between different packs of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web space hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a variety of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you want to share an enormous amount of images with buddies or partners since the service is generally free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your email addresses. Some distributors offer site hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email service. If you would like to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open 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 servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to administer as many video files as you want to without bothering about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to possess a website. To some degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting kinds since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Exclusive Hosting, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limits based on the type of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are created for specific content solely.