Sorts of hosting services
A hosting solution refers to depositing and/or sharing particular content on a hosting server hosted by a web hosting provider. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's have a peek at them. In that way, you can choose what you want, depending on whether you wish to set up a website, email box accounts, or to share files with comrades and partners.
- File hosting: a service offered by given web hosts, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support website 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 read a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file storage accounts are frequently supported by displaying advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally false explanation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would share the workload between individual sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a sort of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain companies offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting brand is good if you would like to share a large amount of pictures with buddies or partners since the service is usually free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to handling your mail aliases. Some vendors offer webspace hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an email solution. If you wish to open a mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can open mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have a problem with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to have as many video clips as you wish without worrying about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to have a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and emails, upload video clips, etc. At TechNE, for example, you can see web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that enable you to have all of the aforesaid services in one location. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for particular content exclusively.