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Types of hosting services

A hosting solution includes keeping and/or sharing given web content on a server hosted by a web hosting vendor. There are different groups of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's take a glimpse at them. Thus, you can determine what you need, based on whether you'd like to establish a site, mails, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution provided by certain hosts, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts are often supported by showing ads by the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular span of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly improper interpretation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allocate the workload between independent hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different webspace hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you desire to share an immense quantity of images with friends or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web sites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to administering your e-mailbox accounts. Some corporations provide hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail service. If you want to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can create email accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video produces a certain amount of CPU load, so with a few videos and a few hundred site visitors, you may have trouble with your site hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will permit you to run as many video files as you desire without hassling about system resources.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a web site. To some degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and e-mails, upload video files, and so on. At 2MP Group, LLC, for instance, you can explore web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that enable you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for particular content exclusively.