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Varieties of hosting services

A hosting service concerns hoarding and/or sharing particular web content on a server handled by a hosting company. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's explore these. In that way, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to have a website, e-mail aliases, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a service offered by particular providers, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting solutions are frequently supported by showing ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain spell 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 restrictions 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.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly amiss explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would distribute the workload between independent sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous website hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you would like to share a big quantity of images with chums or acquaintances since the service is mostly free of charge. You will obtain a random link for every image 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.

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

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your webspace hosting reserves. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many videos as you would like without hassling about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to have a website. To a certain extent, it incorporates all of the aforesaid hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and mails, upload video clips, and so on. At AIDA Host, for instance, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the sort of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting package may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for specific web content only.