Groups of hosting services

A hosting service involves storing and/or sharing certain content on a hosting server managed by a website hosting vendor. There are different kinds of hosting services used for various goals, so let's have a glimpse at them. In that way, you can pick what you want, depending on whether you desire to set up a web page, e-mail accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service supplied by given providers, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans frequently involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given amount of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally mistaken interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allot the workload between individual packs of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving miscellaneous hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific providers offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting type is good if you wish to share a vast amount of pictures with pals or associates since the service is mostly free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each 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 sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your email mailbox accounts. Some vendors offer web hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you want to possess an email address with your domain name but do not want to have a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can create email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows 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 site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file creates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred web page visitors, you may have trouble with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to own as many videos as you wish without hassling about system resources.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to run a website. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and emails, upload videos, and so on. At Fundamental Web Design and Hosting, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that permit you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one location. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific content solely.