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What Does Hosting Services Represent?
A hosting service involves stockpiling and/or sharing given web content on a server managed by a hosting company. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's explore these. Thus, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to create a web page, email addresses, or to share files with mates and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution provided by given companies, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file storage services are frequently supported by showing advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a certain interval of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly false interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting platform would distribute the load between different packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a type of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given distributors provide a hosting service for images solely. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a vast number of pictures with chums or associates since the service is commonly free. You will obtain a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to taking care of your email addresses. Some providers offer hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email solution. If you desire to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to possess a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can set up email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website 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 clip produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have trouble with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will permit you to possess as many video clips as you want without bothering about system reserves.
- Hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to have a site. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email aliases, upload videos, etc. At Plinghost you can take a look at shared hosting and dedicated package services that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one location. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the usual email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are devised for specific web content only.