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Kinds of hosting services

A hosting service pertains to saving and/or sharing particular content on a server administered by a web hosting distributor. There are different classes of hosting services used for different ends, so let's review these. Doing so, you can elect what you want, based on whether you desire to set up a weblog, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with mates and associates.

- File hosting: a service offered by certain web hosts, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file storage services frequently involve adverts by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular spell 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 restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally fallacious interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would assign the tasks at hand between different stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web site hosting services (mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some distributors provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you desire to share a vast number of pics with friends or partners since the solution is typically free of cost. You will get a random link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to handling your mail addresses. Some companies provide web page hosting solutions for web sites, but do not supply an email service. If you want to open an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to keep a website, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can create e-mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred site viewers, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to have as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system resources.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you would like to keep a website. To a certain extent, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At MrStellar, for instance, you can see web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that allow you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limits depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for particular web content exclusively.