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Varieties of hosting services

A hosting service entails keeping and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server administered by a web hosting distributor. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's take a glance at these. In that way, you can elect what you need, based on whether you'd like to establish a web site, e-mail accounts, or to share files with comrades and associates.

- File hosting: a solution distributed by certain companies, which lets you share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans often include ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular stretch of time to perceive them. A given 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 immediately, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally inappropriate explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allocate the load between separate hosts of servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various web space hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some firms offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is good if you desire to share a vast amount of pictures with comrades or acquaintances since the solution is generally free. You will get a random link for each and every image 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 web pages.

- Email hosting: a service committed to managing your e-mail accounts. Some suppliers offer web page hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email service. If you wish to create a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can create email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will allow you to own as many video clips as you wish without bothering about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to have a website. To some extent, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting kinds since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mail addresses, upload video files, and so on. At ticopaginas, for instance, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that allow you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single location. There may be restrictions based on the sort 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 web page hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the regular email/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific web content solely.