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Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting service entails stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a server managed by a website hosting supplier. There are various varieties of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's take a gaze at them. In that way, you can pick what you want, based on whether you wish to set up a weblog, mail accounts, or to share files with pals and associates.

- File hosting: a service supplied by some hosts, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts are often supported by exhibiting advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific spell of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally inappropriate explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the tasks at hand between independent groups of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web page hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a type of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific providers provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting brand is suitable if you desire to share a big quantity of images with comrades or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your email mailbox accounts. Some corporations provide web hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you want to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can open 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 email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video creates a given amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and a few hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to manage as many video files as you wish without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a site. To some degree, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and email accounts, upload videos, etc. At Fast Cloud Server, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services 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 plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting package may be better or worse compared with the regular email/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for specific web content only.