Image hosting involves uploading images to a remote web server, which allows them to be linked to other websites or applications. This is a better alternative to hosting the files on your website, which can take the space and bandwidth.

When deciding on an image-hosting service, it is important to think about a variety of aspects such as storage capacity, user-friendliness and security. Also, you should consider whether the platform offers features that make it more adaptable including direct linking, image galleries, editing tools, HTML links and privacy options.

Depending on the audience and your requirements, certain image hosting sites are better than others. For instance, PostImage is a popular free image hosting site with easy-to-use tools that permit users to upload multiple images simultaneously and choose the size you want them to be displayed at (avatars or message boards, or 21-inch monitors). It also has an impressive CDN built-in which means your images will be served up super quickly.

500px is a different option. It’s a world-wide network of photographers that has millions of groups and billions of photos to share. This is a great choice for photographers looking to get noticed and fame as well as build their brand and connect with potential customers.

Another option is Flickr, an extensively used, free image hosting site with a large community and easy-to-use features. It is owned by Oath/Verizon and is geared towards prosumer photographers looking to monetize and grow their business.