Forms of hosting services

A hosting service means keeping and/or sharing given web content on a web hosting server handled by a website hosting vendor. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's have a peek at them. In this way, you can choose what you need, based on whether you desire to establish a web site, e-mails, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service delivered by various providers, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts are often supported by exhibiting ads by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a given period of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file hosting package, there are no limits 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.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely false interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the workload between individual packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web page hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given companies provide a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you would like to share a large quantity of images with pals or colleagues since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and every picture 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 sites.

- Email hosting: a service committed to managing your e-mail box accounts. Some distributors offer site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you wish to have an email address with your domain name but do not desire to run a website, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can open email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will enable you to have as many videos as you want to without bothering about system supplies.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to run a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mail addresses, upload video files, etc. At, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are meant for specific web content only.