Categories of hosting solutions
A hosting service suggests hoarding and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server hosted by a hosting company. There are various kinds of hosting services used for different aims, so let's review these. In this way, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to have a web portal, email box accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.
- File hosting: a solution supplied by given firms, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services are often supported by displaying adverts by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a certain span of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is an entirely fallacious explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would allot the load between autonomous groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a sort of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific providers provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is good if you desire to share a big quantity of images with pals or partners since the solution is usually free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your e-mail accounts. Some vendors provide web space hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you wish to create a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can create e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with several video files and several hundred website viewers, you may have trouble with your webspace hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will enable you to run as many videos as you want to without hassling about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to own a web site. To some degree, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email accounts, upload videos, etc. At Eurabiahosting, for example, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the typical email/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for particular content exclusively.