Types of hosting services
A hosting solution involves saving and/or sharing particular content on a hosting server run by a web hosting company. There are various categories of hosting services used for different ends, so let's study these. Doing so, you can determine what you want, based on whether you desire to build a site, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution furnished by various companies, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file hosting plans are often supported by exhibiting ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a certain amount of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely wrong interpretation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would apportion the tasks at hand between different packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various website hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a variety of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific corporations offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting kind is suitable if you wish to share a large quantity of images with comrades or partners since the solution is typically free. You will obtain a random link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a service committed to administering your e-mail box accounts. Some distributors provide web site hosting services for websites, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you would like to manage a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can create e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred site visitors, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will enable you to keep as many videos as you wish without bothering about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to run a web site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and emails, upload video files, etc. At Westgate WEBS Hosting and Free Domains, for example, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting account may be better or worse compared with the normal email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for particular content exclusively.