Types of hosting services
A hosting solution concerns hoarding and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server managed by a website hosting company. There are different categories of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's take a peek at these. In this way, you can pick what you need, based on whether you'd like to set up a website, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with buddies and associates.
- File hosting: a solution delivered by certain companies, which enables you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not support site 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 see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting plans frequently include advertisements beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally untrue interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the load between different stacks of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific corporations provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is appropriate if you desire to share an enormous quantity of images with mates or acquaintances since the service is mostly free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution devoted to managing your email accounts. Some companies provide webspace hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you would like to set up a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can create mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have a hard time with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video will enable you to use as many video clips as you want without bothering about system supplies.
- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to own a site. To a certain degree, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and mail accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Exclusive Hosting, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for specific web content exclusively.