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What are Hosting Services?

A hosting solution applies to keeping and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting provider. There are different types of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a glance at these. Doing so, you can pick what you need, depending on whether you'd like to establish a weblog, mail addresses, or to share files with mates and partners.

- File hosting: a service furnished by certain vendors, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a record 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-charge file storage packages are frequently supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific span of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally incongruous interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting system would allot the workload between separate hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some firms provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting variant is good if you wish to share a huge quantity of pics with buddies or acquaintances since the service is generally free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your emails. Some companies provide hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you wish to run an email address with your domain but do not wish to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a certain amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of videos and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have trouble with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to administer as many video files as you wish without hassling about system supplies.

- Hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to run a web site. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and mails, upload video files, etc. At Steele Design Studio limited you can have a look at shared hosting and dedicated server packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting package may be better or worse compared to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for specific content only.