Sorts of hosting services
A hosting solution pertains to stockpiling and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server run by a website hosting supplier. There are different varieties of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a glance at them. Thus, you can determine what you need, depending on whether you wish to establish a website, mails, or to share files with pals and partners.
- File hosting: a service supplied by various firms, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, 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. 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 survey an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file hosting solutions are frequently supported by displaying ads by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular period of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely incongruous explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allot the tasks at hand between separate hosts of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific vendors offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is appropriate if you would like to share a large amount of pictures with chums or acquaintances since the service is generally free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated 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 solution cannot be used for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your mail addresses. Some suppliers offer site hosting services for websites, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you would like to open an email address with your domain name but do not desire to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and a few hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your site hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to possess as many video files as you want to without hassling about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to have a web site. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and mail address accounts, upload videos, etc. At Premium Hosting Web Service, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one location. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for specific content exclusively.