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Kinds of hosting services

A hosting service applies to storing and/or sharing certain content on a server hosted by a website hosting distributor. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's examine these. In this way, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to establish a web site, email accounts, or to share files with comrades and associates.

- File hosting: a solution provided by particular firms, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions frequently involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain stretch of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly distorted explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allot the tasks at hand between individual sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some companies offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is appropriate if you wish to share an immense amount of pics with friends or associates since the solution is generally free of cost. You will get a random link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your emails. Some providers offer web site hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you desire to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video generates a certain amount of CPU load, so with several videos and several hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to run as many video clips as you wish without worrying about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to possess a website. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and email box accounts, upload video files, and so on. At HACKFLIX LTD, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that enable you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are intended for particular web content solely.