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Categories of hosting services

A hosting service pertains to hoarding and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server administered by a website hosting supplier. There are various categories of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's examine these. In this way, you can decide what you need, depending on whether you desire to build a website, e-mailbox accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by given web hosts, which permits you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage accounts are frequently supported by exhibiting adverts by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly inappropriate interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would share the tasks at hand between individual stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different website hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain vendors provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you want to share a great number of pictures with chums or colleagues since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your e-mails. Some firms offer web page hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to get an email address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can set up email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred website visitors, you may have a problem with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to possess as many videos as you desire without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to own a web site. To a certain extent, it incorporates all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At TUWEBHOST, for example, you can see web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse compared to the regular email/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for particular web content solely.