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Classes of hosting services

A hosting service concerns saving and/or sharing specific content on a server run by a web hosting provider. There are various categories of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a peek at these. Thus, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you'd like to launch a blog, email addresses, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by various providers, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services are often supported by displaying advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific stretch of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally inapt interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would assign the load between autonomous hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different web page hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given firms offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you desire to share a large amount of images with comrades or associates since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will receive a random 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 compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to administering your mail address accounts. Some corporations offer webspace hosting solutions for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you wish to set up an email address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your web page hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will permit you to own as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system supplies.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to have a web site. To some extent, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting brands since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and emails, upload video files, etc. At BMtec, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations depending on the type of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the customary email/file/video/image hosting packages that are meant for specific content solely.