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Kinds of hosting services

A hosting service is related to stockpiling and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server handled by a website hosting supplier. There are various forms of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a peek at these. In this way, you can elect what you need, depending on whether you'd like to run a site, email accounts, or to share files with friends and associates.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by given firms, which permits you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting plans are often supported by displaying ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a particular period of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely imprecise explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would share the load between independent sets of servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous site hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some distributors offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting brand is good if you want to share a huge number of pics with comrades or partners since the service is usually free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to administering your e-mails. Some suppliers offer web hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to keep an email address with your domain name but do not want to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and a few hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to keep as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system supplies.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to have a website. To a certain degree, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and email mailbox accounts, upload videos, etc. At SupremeServer, for instance, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are devised for particular content solely.