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Categories of hosting services

A hosting solution refers to storing and/or sharing specific web content on a server managed by a website hosting company. There are various groups of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a look at these. Thus, you can decide what you need, based on whether you'd like to establish a web portal, e-mail accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by various hosts, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a table 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 file storage services often involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain amount of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely unsuitable explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would distribute the tasks at hand between different sets of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a variety of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given vendors offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share a large quantity of pictures with pals or colleagues since the solution is generally free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your mail addresses. Some companies offer hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you wish to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can create email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video brings about a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and several hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your webspace hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will permit you to manage as many video files as you desire without bothering about system reserves.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to have a web site. To some degree, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and email addresses, upload videos, etc. At In House JM, for example, you can take a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that permit you to have all of the aforementioned services in one single location. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse compared to the customary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are designed for particular web content solely.