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Classes of hosting services

A hosting service involves depositing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server hosted by a web hosting provider. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's have a peek at these. In that way, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you wish to run a site, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by particular providers, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions are often supported by exhibiting advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a specific stretch of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally erroneous explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the workload between independent groups of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different webspace hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given firms offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a vast number of images with friends or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your emails. Some vendors provide web hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an email service. If you want to keep an email address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up email address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables 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 site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and a few hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will allow you to keep as many videos as you desire without worrying about system supplies.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to own a website. To some extent, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and mail aliases, upload video clips, etc. At TMV Hosting, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that allow you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for particular web content solely.