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A hosting solution pertains to storing and/or sharing particular content on a web server run by a web page hosting company. There are different classes of web hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's have a gaze at them. In this way, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you'd like to launch a site, mail addresses, or to share files with buddies and partners.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by particular firms, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages often involve adverts beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a specific period of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely mistaken interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting system would split the workload between independent groups of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different webspace hosting services (mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web space hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a brand of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some providers offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is appropriate if you want to share an immense number of pics with comrades or acquaintances since the solution is typically free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a service committed to taking care of your e-mail accounts. Some providers provide hosting services for sites, but do not offer an email service. If you desire to keep an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can create email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service 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 website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file generates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with several videos and a few hundred site visitors, you may have difficulty with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to use as many videos as you want without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to keep a website. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and email accounts, upload video files, and so on. At 'NTCHosting', for instance, you can observe shared webspace hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting service that you've opted for - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared website hosting package, a Virtual Server or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for particular web content only.