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Classes of Hosting Services

A hosting solution involves stashing and/or sharing particular content on a server run by a hosting company. There are different categories of web hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's survey them. In this way, you can conclude what you want, based on whether you'd like to establish a web site, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a service furnished by particular web hosts, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage accounts are often supported by showing adverts next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific period of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly false interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting platform would assign the tasks at hand between independent stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different web page hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a sort of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific suppliers provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting kind is appropriate if you want to share an immense amount of pics with chums or partners since the service is typically free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for 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 sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your mails. Some firms offer web hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an email solution. If you wish to have a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open email address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred site visitors, you may have trouble with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will enable you to run as many videos as you desire without worrying about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to have a site. To a certain degree, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and e-mail address accounts, upload videos, and so on. At 'Resellers Panel', for instance, you can have a glimpse at shared hosting and VPS hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the form of website hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared website hosting plan, a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific web content exclusively.