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Categories of hosting solutions

A hosting service is related to stashing and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server managed by a website hosting vendor. There are various classes of hosting services used for different aims, so let's review these. In this way, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you'd like to have a blog, mailbox accounts, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution made available by some web hosts, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not offer website 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 survey a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are frequently supported by showing ads beside the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a given interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely inapt interpretation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would assign the tasks at hand between different sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different web space hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some vendors provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting type is good if you want to share a big quantity of images with buddies or partners since the solution is generally free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to administering your email accounts. Some companies offer web page hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you would like to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can create mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with several video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have difficulty with your site hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will enable you to administer as many videos as you want to without hassling about system resources.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to possess a website. To some degree, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and email box accounts, upload videos, etc. At FLIPPN MEDIA, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the type of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse compared to the routine email/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for specific content only.