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Varieties of hosting services

A hosting solution pertains to hoarding and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server hosted by a hosting distributor. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's have a look at them. In this way, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to own a web page, email box accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by particular vendors, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage services often involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain stretch of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly incorrect interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would distribute the tasks at hand between individual groups of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving miscellaneous web page hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific firms provide a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you would like to share an enormous quantity of images with mates or associates since the solution is generally free of cost. You will receive a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your email aliases. Some providers provide web hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you would like to keep an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video creates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to keep as many video files as you want to without worrying about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to have a web site. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and email aliases, upload video files, etc. At CyanHosts, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are meant for specific web content solely.