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A hosting service applies to stashing and/or sharing particular content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting provider. There are various classes of hosting services used for different goals, so let's explore these. Thus, you can elect what you need, based on whether you desire to own a web page, email addresses, or to share files with comrades and partners.

- File hosting: a service offered by some hosts, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file storage packages are often supported by exhibiting advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific period of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, 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.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel web hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly distorted interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting system would allocate the workload between individual sets of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a type of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some vendors offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share an immense number of pictures with mates or associates since the service is mostly free. You will get a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

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

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of CPU load, so with several videos and a few hundred site visitors, you may have trouble with your hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to use as many videos as you want to without hassling about system resources.

- Hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to run a website. To some degree, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and electronic mail accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At EZ IT Solutions you can examine shared hosting and dedicated server solutions that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting service that you've chosen - a free web hosting package, a paid shared web hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are made for particular web content only.

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