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What Actually are Hosting Services?

A hosting service means depositing and/or sharing particular content on a server hosted by a hosting distributor. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's take a gaze at them. Thus, you can pick what you want, depending on whether you wish to own a website, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with friends and partners.

- File hosting: a solution offered by particular web hosts, which allows you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting services are often supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific span of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the help of the cPanel web hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly improper interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting environment would assign the load between separate hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting kind is suitable if you desire to share a vast amount of images with chums or acquaintances since the solution is typically free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your mail accounts. Some distributors offer hosting services for websites, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you would like to own a mail address with your domain but do not desire to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can open email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video creates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and several hundred web page viewers, you may have a hard time with your hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to run as many video files as you desire without bothering about system reserves.

- Hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to own a site. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At EZ IT Solutions you can see shared hosting and dedicated server accounts that allow you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting service that you've chosen - a free web hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for particular web content only.