Varieties of hosting services
A hosting service concerns stockpiling and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting provider. There are different sorts of hosting services used for various ends, so let's study these. Doing so, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you wish to set up a web page, mail address accounts, or to share files with comrades and associates.
- File hosting: a solution offered by some vendors, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans are often supported by exhibiting adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to await a specific stretch of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a totally improper explanation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allot the load between different groups of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending different website hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a type of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific suppliers provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you want to share an enormous amount of images with mates or partners since the service is typically free of cost. You will obtain a random link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.
- Email hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your mailbox accounts. Some companies provide webspace hosting services for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you would like to keep an email address with your domain name but do not wish to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can set up e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video files and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have a hard time with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to have as many videos as you would like without hassling about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you would like to keep a web site. To some extent, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and e-mails, upload videos, and so on. At 100WebSpace, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that permit you to have all of the abovementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting package may be better or worse compared with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are intended for specific content only.