Sorts of hosting services
A hosting solution is related to stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a hosting server run by a web hosting supplier. There are various sorts of hosting services used for different ends, so let's study these. In this way, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you wish to set up a web site, mails, or to share files with chums and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution offered by various companies, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly 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 be unable to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans are often supported by showing adverts next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely wrong interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allocate the workload between individual hosts of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different web hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain distributors offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting variant is appropriate if you would like to share a vast quantity of pictures with comrades or partners since the solution is typically free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your e-mail addresses. Some firms provide web site hosting solutions for web sites, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you desire to manage an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to keep a web site, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can create email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video will enable you to run as many videos as you want to without hassling about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to have a site. To some degree, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and mail aliases, upload video files, and so on. At Web Hosting Giants, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations depending on the form 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 web page hosting package may be better or worse compared to the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are designed for particular web content only.