Kinds of hosting services
A hosting solution is related to stockpiling and/or sharing specific web content on a server handled by a web hosting distributor. There are various categories of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's have a peek at them. In this way, you can choose what you want, based on whether you wish to set up a web page, e-mail aliases, or to share files with chums and associates.
- File hosting: a solution supplied by certain hosts, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once 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 view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage accounts are often supported by displaying adverts beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a given amount of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely inappropriate interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would divide the load between autonomous sets of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different web hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific distributors offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share a vast number of images with buddies or associates since the service is usually free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every pic 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 pages.
- Email hosting: a service dedicated to managing your email accounts. Some firms offer web space hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you would like to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can create email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of videos and a few hundred website visitors, you may have a problem with your web site hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will allow you to possess as many video files as you want to without worrying about system reserves.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to keep a web site. To a certain degree, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video clips, etc. At TSO Hosting, for instance, you can observe web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single location. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse compared to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for specific content solely.