Kinds of hosting services

A hosting service is associated with keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a server administered by a web hosting distributor. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's examine them. Doing so, you can decide what you need, based on whether you'd like to build a web page, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a service offered by some providers, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file hosting accounts are frequently supported by showing ads beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a particular interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly awry interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allocate the tasks at hand between individual packs of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various website hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some distributors offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a large number of pictures with comrades or colleagues since the solution is commonly free. You will get 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 compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to administering your emails. Some firms provide web hosting solutions for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to have an email address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can create email address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and several hundred web site visitors, you may have a problem with your web space hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to administer as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to keep a web site. To some degree, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and mail address accounts, upload videos, etc. At, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for particular content only.