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Types of hosting services

A hosting service is associated with hoarding and/or sharing specific content on a server handled by a web hosting distributor. There are various classes of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's examine them. In that way, you can decide what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to build a weblog, mail addresses, or to share files with pals and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service offered by particular file storage providers, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as 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 record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage services are often supported by exhibiting ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular spell of time to observe them. A given 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 at once, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely wrong interpretation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the load between autonomous hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different web space hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given providers offer a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you want to share a large number of pictures with comrades or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of cost. You will receive a random link for every image 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 used for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your e-mail address accounts. Some providers offer hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you wish to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with several video files and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have difficulty with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will allow you to utilize as many videos as you want without bothering about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to keep a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and email aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At AIDA Host, for example, you can have a gaze at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in one single place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are designed for particular web content solely.