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Forms of hosting services

A hosting service is connected with hoarding and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server hosted by a hosting company. There are different types of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's take a glance at them. Doing so, you can decide what you want, based on whether you desire to have a website, e-mail addresses, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service furnished by given file storage providers, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage services are often supported by showing ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a given stretch of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase 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 limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely erroneous explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would share the load between separate hosts of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web page hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain vendors provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you want to share a big amount of images with chums or colleagues since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to administering your e-mail aliases. Some corporations provide site hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you would like to create an email address with your domain name but do not want to own a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can set up e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video clips and several hundred website viewers, you may have difficulty with your webspace hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to own as many video clips as you would like without worrying about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to run a website. To a certain degree, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At AVISANT HOSTING, for example, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular content exclusively.