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Classes of hosting services

A hosting service concerns stockpiling and/or sharing particular web content on a web hosting server hosted by a web hosting vendor. There are different types of hosting services used for various ends, so let's examine them. In that way, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to set up a web portal, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with mates and associates.

- File hosting: a solution distributed by given web hosts, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting packages often include ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular span of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally erroneous interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the tasks at hand between independent sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web site hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some firms offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting kind is suitable if you desire to share a huge quantity of images with pals or associates since the service is commonly free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your e-mail addresses. Some suppliers offer web hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you wish to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred web page visitors, you may have a hard time with your webspace hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to keep as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system resources.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to possess a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and e-mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At DuoServer.US, for instance, you can have a gaze at web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that permit you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the typical email/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for particular content exclusively.