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Varieties of hosting services

A hosting solution means stockpiling and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server run by a website hosting provider. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various aims, so let's have a glimpse at them. Thus, you can pick what you want, based on whether you'd like to have a web portal, mails, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service offered by various hosts, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions are often supported by displaying ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain stretch of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely incongruous interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would allot the load between autonomous bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various site hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting kind is appropriate if you desire to share a huge quantity of images with pals or partners since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will get a random link for every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to administering your email address accounts. Some vendors offer web site hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to keep an email address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can set up email mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video clip produces a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and a few hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your webspace hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to administer as many videos as you want to without worrying about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a website. To a certain degree, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and email accounts, upload videos, and so on. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the normal email/file/video/image hosting packages that are planned for particular web content only.