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A hosting service refers to hoarding and/or sharing particular content on a web server hosted by a web hosting company. There are various categories of web hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's review these. Thus, you can elect what you want, depending on whether you wish to set up a site, e-mailbox accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service made available by particular web hosts, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view an index of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file hosting services frequently involve ads next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain amount of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely false interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud web hosting platform would divide the load between separate stacks of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous website hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given vendors provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you wish to share an immense number of pictures with chums or colleagues since the service is typically free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your e-mails. Some firms offer web page hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you wish to have an email address with your domain but do not desire to possess a website, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can open electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video creates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with several videos and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have difficulty with your site hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to possess as many video files as you want to without bothering about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to run a web site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting brands since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At 'NTCHosting', for instance, you can have a peek at budget web hosting and Virtual Private Server hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the abovementioned services in one location. There may be limits depending on the kind of website hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared website hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for particular web content exclusively.