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A hosting service suggests keeping and/or sharing certain content on a web server administered by a hosting distributor. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's review these. Thus, you can elect what you need, based on whether you'd like to set up a weblog, mail aliases, or to share files with pals and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution offered by particular web hosts, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file hosting plans are often supported by displaying adverts beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely erroneous interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting environment would distribute the tasks at hand between individual packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain firms provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting variant is appropriate if you would like to share a huge amount of pics with buddies or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each 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 service cannot be utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your e-mail accounts. Some providers offer hosting services for sites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you desire to create an e-mail address with your domain but do not wish to have a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can open e-mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with several video files and several hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will enable you to possess as many video files as you want without worrying about system reserves.

- Hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to keep a site. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and email accounts, upload videos, and so on. At EXTEC you can view shared hosting and dedicated server packages that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting service that you've opted for - a free web hosting account, a paid shared web hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for specific web content only.

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