Sorts of hosting solutions
A hosting service concerns keeping and/or sharing specific web content on a web server handled by a website hosting distributor. There are different sorts of hosting services used for various goals, so let's survey them. Thus, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you'd like to run a web page, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service supplied by given firms, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage services often involve advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain spell of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally twisted explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would allot the load between different sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific suppliers provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is good if you desire to share a big quantity of pictures with comrades or associates since the solution is generally free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each 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 used for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your emails. Some corporations provide web page hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you would like to launch an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up e-mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of videos and several hundred site viewers, you may have trouble with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many videos as you want to without worrying about system supplies.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to run a web site. To some extent, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting types since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mail addresses, upload videos, etc. At HOST RENTING, for instance, you can see web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in one single place. There may be restrictions based on the form of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your site hosting package may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific web content solely.