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Groups of hosting services

A hosting solution entails keeping and/or sharing specific content on a web server managed by a hosting supplier. There are various varieties of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's have a gaze at them. Thus, you can decide what you need, depending on whether you desire to create a web site, email address accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution offered by given web hosts, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file hosting services often include adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a certain amount of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is an entirely amiss interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would divide the workload between independent sets of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous website hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is simply a sort of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting kind is suitable if you would like to share a huge number of images with friends or associates since the solution is commonly free. You will get a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to managing your emails. Some corporations offer web site hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail service. If you want to have a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to run a website, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can create electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred website viewers, you may have a problem with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will permit you to utilize as many videos as you want without worrying about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to own a site. To a certain degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and electronic mail accounts, upload video files, etc. At Lonex, for instance, you can observe web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be limitations 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 page hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the customary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for specific content only.