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A hosting service includes keeping and/or sharing certain web content on a web server run by a web space hosting provider. There are various classes of website hosting services used for different goals, so let's take a gaze at them. In that way, you can conclude what you want, based on whether you wish to run a website, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and associates.

- File hosting: a service furnished by given hosts, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file storage plans often include adverts beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a given stretch of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely erroneous interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting system would divide the tasks at hand between separate groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is simply a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given vendors provide a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you would like to share a huge number of images with buddies or colleagues since the service is typically free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then 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 solution devoted to administering your mailbox accounts. Some firms offer web hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an email solution. If you would like to manage an e-mail address with your domain but do not want to run a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video creates a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred website viewers, you may have difficulty with your web hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to use as many video clips as you want to without worrying about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to own a website. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video clips, etc. At 'NTCHosting', for example, you can take a glance at shared web page hosting and dedicated hosting packages that allow you to get all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of web hosting solution that you've picked - a free web hosting package, a paid cheap web hosting account, a VPS hosting server or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the normal email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are meant for particular web content solely.