Sorts of hosting services
A hosting service is connected with keeping and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server managed by a website hosting supplier. There are different categories of hosting services used for various goals, so let's take a glance at them. Thus, you can pick what you need, based on whether you'd like to set up a web portal, e-mail addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution furnished by particular companies, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are often supported by displaying advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly inaccurate interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the tasks at hand between independent groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web page hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a type of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific providers offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting kind is good if you would like to share an enormous amount of pictures with chums or associates since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will get a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to tackling your mails. Some corporations offer web site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you wish to launch an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few videos and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have trouble with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to manage as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to keep a site. To some degree, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and email box accounts, upload video clips, etc. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared with the customary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific web content solely.