Types of hosting services
A hosting solution refers to depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a web server administered by a web hosting company. There are various kinds of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a glance at these. Thus, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you'd like to build a blog, mail addresses, or to share files with chums and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution distributed by some file storage providers, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts are often supported by showing ads next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a given stretch of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely unsuitable interpretation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would apportion the load between different hosts of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web space hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain vendors offer a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a vast amount of images with pals or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every pic 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.
- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to tackling your e-mail aliases. Some firms offer web space hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email solution. If you wish to launch an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can set up e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have a hard time with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will permit you to run as many videos as you want without hassling about system reserves.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to own a web site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Websembly, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the abovementioned services in one single place. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the normal email/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for particular content exclusively.