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Types of hosting services

A hosting service is associated with keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a web server handled by a hosting supplier. There are different types of hosting services used for various goals, so let's examine them. Thus, you can pick what you need, based on whether you desire to establish a web site, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a service distributed by given hosts, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage services often include adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a specific stretch of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly distorted interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would assign the load between individual packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web site hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a type of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain suppliers provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you would like to share a vast quantity of images with pals or acquaintances since the service is usually free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to managing your mail addresses. Some providers offer website hosting services for sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you would like to get an email address with your domain name but do not wish to own a website, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can open mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your web site hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many video clips as you want without worrying about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a site. To some extent, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and email address accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Webpaz, for example, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the sort 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 page hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the typical email/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for particular web content solely.