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Kinds of hosting services

A hosting service refers to storing and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server hosted by a website hosting supplier. There are different categories of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's have a glimpse at them. Thus, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to run a web page, mail address accounts, or to share files with friends and associates.

- File hosting: a solution distributed by some companies, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage services are often supported by displaying advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific amount of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally wrong interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would assign the load between independent hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous site hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is simply a variety of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given corporations provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is appropriate if you wish to share a large number of images with pals or partners since the solution is generally free of charge. You will get a random link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your mail accounts. Some vendors provide web space hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you wish to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can set up email mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video will enable you to own as many video files as you desire without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to run a website. To a certain degree, it incorporates all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and emails, upload video clips, and so on. At AIDA Host, for example, you can have a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in a single location. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse compared with the regular email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are planned for particular content exclusively.