Varieties of hosting services
A hosting service includes keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a server hosted by a web hosting provider. There are different varieties of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a look at these. Thus, you can elect what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to have a blog, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with chums and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution distributed by certain companies, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions are frequently supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a given spell of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally twisted explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the workload between separate bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different website hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific distributors provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is suitable if you would like to share a vast quantity of pics with chums or acquaintances since the solution is typically free. You will get a random link for 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 websites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your mail address accounts. Some firms provide web page hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you want to get an email address with your domain name but do not wish to run a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can set up mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and a few hundred site viewers, you may have difficulty with your web site hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will allow you to run as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to have a web site. To some extent, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and e-mail address accounts, upload videos, etc. At RE2 Technology Consultants, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in one single location. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the standard email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for specific content only.