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Groups of hosting services

A hosting solution appertains to stockpiling and/or sharing particular content on a hosting server hosted by a hosting supplier. There are various types of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's take a glance at these. Doing so, you can conclude what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to set up a blog, e-mails, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service offered by certain web hosts, 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 only purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts frequently include adverts by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain spell of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally imprecise interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would split the workload between independent hosts of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting brand is appropriate if you want to share a big amount of images with chums or partners since the solution is generally free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to handling your mail addresses. Some suppliers provide web hosting solutions for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you would like to own an email address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up email accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will permit you to manage as many videos as you want without hassling about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to own a site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Makim Hosting, for instance, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the routine email/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for particular web content exclusively.