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Categories of hosting services

A hosting service is connected with depositing and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server handled by a website hosting provider. There are different types of hosting services used for different goals, so let's explore them. In this way, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to have a weblog, email addresses, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service offered by given vendors, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts are often supported by exhibiting advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain period of time to observe 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 at once, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely distorted explanation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allot the workload between independent stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different web hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific vendors offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting kind is suitable if you desire to share an immense number of pictures with chums or partners since the service is typically free. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.

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

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred site viewers, you may have a problem with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video file will allow you to possess as many video files as you want to without worrying about system supplies.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to keep a site. To a certain degree, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At AIDA Host, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that enable you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one location. There may be limits depending on the form of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your site hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for particular content only.