Types of hosting services
A hosting solution suggests saving and/or sharing specific web content on a web server managed by a hosting company. There are different categories of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's take a glance at these. Doing so, you can pick what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to establish a site, mail addresses, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution made available by various companies, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans often include ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly awry explanation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would assign the load between separate stacks of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain vendors provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you desire to share a great number of pictures with pals or colleagues since the solution is usually free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your mail address accounts. Some suppliers offer web hosting services for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you wish to open an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email 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 site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred website visitors, you may have a hard time with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to operate as many video files as you want to without worrying about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to keep a website. To some extent, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and email addresses, upload video clips, and so on. At NameHost.us - Name Hosting In One Business by William Nabaza, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated hosting services that permit you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one location. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are made for specific web content only.