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Categories of hosting services

A hosting service suggests saving and/or sharing given content on a server handled by a hosting supplier. There are various classes of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a peek at them. In that way, you can decide what you need, depending on whether you'd like to have a weblog, mailbox accounts, or to share files with friends and associates.

- File hosting: a solution made available by given web hosts, which permits you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer site 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 survey a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions are often supported by showing advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain interval of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy 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 restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely improper explanation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allot the workload between autonomous sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous web site hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given suppliers offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share an enormous amount of pictures with friends or partners since the service is generally free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

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

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and a few hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will enable you to operate as many video files as you desire without worrying about system supplies.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to have a web site. To a certain extent, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and e-mails, upload video files, and so on. At Proxima, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the conventional email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are devised for specific content exclusively.