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Definition of Hosting Services

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A hosting solution is related to keeping and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting distributor. There are various varieties of hosting services used for different goals, so let's review them. In this way, you can elect what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to build a web site, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service provided by certain hosts, which lets you share bulky 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 web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions often involve ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular stretch of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel web hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely distorted interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting system would assign the tasks at hand between independent packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a brand of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given distributors offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share a large amount of images with buddies or partners since the solution is generally free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to handling your e-mail address accounts. Some suppliers provide hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you want to open a mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can create mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and a few hundred website visitors, you may have difficulty with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to run as many video files as you want to without bothering about system supplies.

- Hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to run a web site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and e-mail aliases, upload video files, etc. At Dino Web Host you can take a glimpse at shared hosting and dedicated server services that permit you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one single location. There may be restrictions based on the form of hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for specific web content only.

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