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Groups of hosting services

A hosting service concerns depositing and/or sharing certain content on a server managed by a website hosting vendor. There are different classes of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a gaze at these. In this way, you can pick what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to have a blog, mailbox accounts, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service furnished by given file storage providers, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created 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 be unable to see .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file hosting services are frequently supported by showing advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular stretch of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits 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.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely fallacious interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would divide the tasks at hand between autonomous bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various web page hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web space hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a sort of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given corporations offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is good if you wish to share a vast number of pictures with comrades or associates since the solution is typically free of cost. You will get a random link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to managing your e-mail accounts. Some companies offer website hosting solutions for web sites, but do not provide an email service. If you want to have a mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can open email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your site hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will allow you to use as many video files as you want without worrying about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to own a website. To some degree, it involves all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and mails, upload videos, and so on. At Cunningham Hosting, for instance, you can explore web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be limits based on the type of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse compared to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for particular web content exclusively.