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Types of hosting services

A hosting solution appertains to hoarding and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server hosted by a hosting distributor. There are various categories of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a glimpse at these. Doing so, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you'd like to have a web page, email box accounts, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service supplied by given hosts, which allows you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting plans frequently involve ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a specific spell of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage account, there are no limits 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.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely erroneous interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would divide the load between separate groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous website hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain corporations provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is appropriate if you wish to share a vast quantity of pics with chums or partners since the service is mostly free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every 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 websites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to managing your email box accounts. Some firms offer site hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you desire to open a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can open email mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a hard time with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will allow you to run as many video files as you want without hassling about system reserves.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to have a site. To some degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and e-mails, upload videos, and so on. At AIDA Host, for example, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in a single place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are made for specific web content exclusively.