Categories of hosting services
A hosting service is associated with saving and/or sharing specific web content on a server hosted by a web hosting company. There are various types of hosting services used for different goals, so let's take a peek at these. In this way, you can pick what you need, based on whether you desire to launch a website, e-mail aliases, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution delivered by certain vendors, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions often involve adverts next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific interval of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely amiss interpretation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would distribute the load between autonomous sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a brand of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain vendors offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting type is suitable if you wish to share an enormous quantity of pics with chums or associates since the service is commonly free. You will get a random link for each and every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web pages.
- Email hosting: a service devoted to tackling your emails. Some firms offer web site hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you desire to run a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can open mail accounts and manage 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 service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have a problem with your webspace hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to use as many videos as you want without hassling about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to own a site. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and e-mail aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At NameHost.us - Name Hosting In One Business by William Nabaza, for example, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforementioned services in one single place. There may be limits depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for specific web content exclusively.