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A hosting service involves stockpiling and/or sharing particular web content on a server handled by a web hosting provider. There are different kinds of hosting services used for various goals, so let's have a look at them. Doing so, you can choose what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to set up a blog, e-mails, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by particular web hosts, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file storage solutions often include adverts next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific amount of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely distorted explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would divide the load between independent groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various webspace hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site 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; given suppliers offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting type is good if you would like to share an immense quantity of pictures with chums or colleagues since the service is mostly free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated 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 service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to tackling your mail aliases. Some distributors offer site hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to manage an email address with your domain name but do not wish to have a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a problem with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to manage as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system resources.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to keep a site. To some extent, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and mail aliases, upload video clips, etc. At Lonex, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one place. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared with the common email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are meant for particular content only.