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Groups of hosting services

A hosting service is connected with stashing and/or sharing given web content on a web server run by a website hosting supplier. There are different forms of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a look at them. Thus, you can choose what you want, depending on whether you'd like to create a site, e-mail addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by given web hosts, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not support website 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 explore a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage accounts are frequently supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a given span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally awry explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the workload between different groups of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different site hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a kind of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain corporations provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting type is appropriate if you wish to share a large amount of pictures with chums or partners since the solution is typically free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to managing your mailbox accounts. Some suppliers provide web page hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you wish to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can open email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred site viewers, you may have trouble with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to manage as many video files as you want to without bothering about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to have a site. To a certain extent, it incorporates all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and e-mail accounts, upload video clips, etc. At AIDA Host, for instance, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one location. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific content solely.