Categories of hosting services
A hosting solution includes stashing and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server hosted by a website hosting provider. There are different classes of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's take a gaze at them. Doing so, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you desire to create a website, email box accounts, or to share files with pals and associates.
- File hosting: a service provided by given firms, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting plans are frequently supported by showing ads next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely awry interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would distribute the load between autonomous bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous website hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you would like to share a large amount of pictures with comrades or associates since the service is mostly free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a service devoted to administering your e-mails. Some providers offer web page hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you wish to open a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video 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 a hard time with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to administer as many videos as you wish without bothering about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a website. To a certain extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting kinds since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and e-mail addresses, upload video clips, and so on. At System X Designs, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one 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 account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for specific content exclusively.