Sorts of hosting solutions
A hosting service entails hoarding and/or sharing particular web content on a web server handled by a web hosting supplier. There are different types of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's have a peek at them. Thus, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to establish a blog, email box accounts, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service delivered by some web hosts, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services frequently involve adverts by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain period of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely erroneous interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would assign the workload between separate hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different webspace hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web space hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain companies offer a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you desire to share an enormous quantity of images with buddies or associates since the solution is typically free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web pages.
- Email hosting: a service devoted to taking care of your email address accounts. Some suppliers offer web site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you wish to manage a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can create email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and a few hundred viewers, you may have a problem with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will allow you to have as many videos as you want to without hassling about system reserves.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to possess a web site. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and email address accounts, upload videos, etc. At Exclusive Hosting, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the sort of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are planned for particular content solely.