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Classes of hosting services

A hosting service is related to keeping and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting company. There are various types of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a peek at these. Doing so, you can decide what you want, based on whether you'd like to create a weblog, mail accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution provided by given hosts, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file storage packages are often supported by showing adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular period of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly untrue interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allot the workload between separate stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web site hosting services (email, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a brand of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some vendors provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting brand is good if you wish to share an enormous amount of images with friends or colleagues since the service is usually free of charge. You will get a random link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to handling your mails. Some vendors offer web space hosting services for sites, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you would like to set up a mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of videos and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have a hard time with your web page hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to utilize as many video clips as you wish without worrying about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to have a site. To a certain extent, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and mail accounts, upload video clips, etc. At TSO Hosting, for example, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that enable you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one single location. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting package may be better or worse compared to the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for particular web content only.