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Groups of hosting services

A hosting service is associated with hoarding and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server hosted by a website hosting provider. There are different varieties of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a glimpse at them. Thus, you can choose what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to own a weblog, e-mail addresses, or to share files with chums and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service supplied by certain file storage providers, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. 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 obtain a randomly created 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 load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages often include advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a particular stretch of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely wrong interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allocate the tasks at hand between autonomous packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different web page hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific suppliers offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share a vast quantity of images with chums or partners since the service is generally free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every picture 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 web sites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to administering your e-mails. Some vendors offer hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can create email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with several video files and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will allow you to operate as many video clips as you want to without hassling about system supplies.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to have a site. To some extent, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and e-mail address accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Incite Graphics, for instance, you can take a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the normal email/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for specific content solely.