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Forms of hosting services

A hosting service involves stashing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server managed by a website hosting provider. There are various sorts of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's take a gaze at these. Doing so, you can determine what you want, based on whether you wish to launch a web page, mailbox accounts, or to share files with pals and partners.

- File hosting: a service offered by given web hosts, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting solutions are often supported by showing ads beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a particular spell of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a totally distorted explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would split the tasks at hand between autonomous hosts of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web page hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a sort of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; some companies offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting type is appropriate if you desire to share a huge quantity of pictures with chums or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of charge. You will receive a random link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to administering your email accounts. Some companies provide site hosting services for sites, but do not offer an email service. If you wish to launch an email address with your domain name but do not want to own a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can create mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service 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 videos. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video will permit you to have as many video clips as you would like without bothering about system reserves.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to possess a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and electronic mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At Exclusive Hosting, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the routine email/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for particular content exclusively.