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A hosting service refers to keeping and/or sharing specific content on a web server run by a hosting company. There are different sorts of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you desire to run a blog, email accounts, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by particular hosts, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage packages often involve adverts beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain amount of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally untrue explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting platform would allot the tasks at hand between autonomous groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a brand of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain providers offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share a big number of pictures with friends or colleagues since the service is typically free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to administering your e-mail address accounts. Some vendors offer hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you want to have an email address with your domain but do not wish to own a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domain. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a given amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video will enable you to utilize as many video clips as you wish without hassling about system reserves.

- Hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to possess a web site. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and email aliases, upload videos, etc. At Discount Hosting Store you can have a look at shared hosting and dedicated server accounts that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared with the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for particular content only.

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