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Classes of hosting services

A hosting service suggests storing and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server hosted by a hosting distributor. There are different types of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a gaze at them. In that way, you can elect what you need, depending on whether you wish to have a weblog, mail addresses, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a service offered by particular vendors, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not support site 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 roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions often involve advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given interval of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally untrue explanation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would assign the load between independent stacks of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web space hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is simply a brand of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some companies offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is appropriate if you want to share a great quantity of pics with friends or acquaintances since the solution is mostly 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 solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your email box accounts. Some providers offer web hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you would like to run an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can open e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred web page viewers, you may have difficulty with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to utilize as many video clips as you would like without bothering about system quotas.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to have a web site. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and mail accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Waffihosting, for example, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that allow you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single place. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for specific web content exclusively.