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Groups of hosting services

A hosting solution applies to saving and/or sharing specific web content on a hosting server run by a web hosting provider. There are different forms of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a look at these. In that way, you can pick what you need, depending on whether you desire to create a web page, email box accounts, or to share files with friends and partners.

- File hosting: a service made available by certain hosts, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file hosting services frequently include advertisements next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a given span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly unsuitable interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allot the workload between different packs of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different site hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a variety of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific vendors provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is good if you desire to share a big amount of pics with friends or partners since the service is usually free. You will get a random link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to administering your e-mail aliases. Some providers provide webspace hosting services for websites, but do not supply an email solution. If you want to run an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can set up e-mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your web page hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will enable you to run as many video files as you would like without bothering about system reserves.

- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to possess a website. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and email aliases, upload video clips, etc. At Ward Hosting, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one single location. There may be limitations based on the type of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are designed for particular content solely.