Sorts of hosting services
A hosting service is connected with hoarding and/or sharing certain content on a web server run by a website hosting supplier. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a look at them. In that way, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you'd like to launch a web page, mail address accounts, or to share files with mates and associates.
- File hosting: a service offered by various hosts, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages are often supported by showing adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular amount of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly imprecise explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would split the workload between autonomous sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different web site hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a brand of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given suppliers provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is appropriate if you would like to share an immense quantity of images with friends or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will get a random link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a service dedicated to administering your email address accounts. Some corporations provide web hosting solutions for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to have an email address with your domain name but do not want to keep a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open email accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have difficulty with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to manage as many video clips as you would like without bothering about system quotas.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to keep a web site. To some degree, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and email mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Exclusive Hosting, for instance, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse compared with the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for specific content only.