Sorts of hosting services
A hosting service involves stockpiling and/or sharing given web content on a web server handled by a hosting company. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's take a peek at these. Thus, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you'd like to launch a blog, mailbox accounts, or to share files with comrades and partners.
- File hosting: a solution distributed by various vendors, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not offer site 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 read a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts are often supported by displaying ads beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a specific amount of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a totally inapt interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would apportion the load between independent stacks of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different website hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some vendors offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is appropriate if you want to share a great amount of images with friends or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your email mailbox accounts. Some corporations provide website hosting solutions for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you would like to keep an email address with your domain name but do not desire to keep a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can open mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video file creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a problem with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to have as many video clips as you want without bothering about system supplies.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to run a site. To a certain degree, it incorporates all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and email box accounts, upload videos, etc. At Dream Web solutions, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single place. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared to the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for specific web content solely.