Sorts of hosting services
A hosting solution is associated with hoarding and/or sharing particular content on a web server handled by a website hosting provider. There are different groups of hosting services used for different goals, so let's study these. In this way, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to run a blog, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service supplied by given web hosts, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file hosting plans are often supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly mistaken explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allocate the tasks at hand between autonomous groups of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different site hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a sort of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given companies offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a great number of images with mates or associates since the service is mostly free. You will get a random link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution devoted to administering your mail addresses. Some vendors offer web space hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video creates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred site viewers, you may have a problem with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will enable you to administer as many video clips as you wish without worrying about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a site. To a certain extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and mail address accounts, upload video files, and so on. At NetService Hosting, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in a single location. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for specific content exclusively.