Sorts of hosting services
A hosting solution is associated with hoarding and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server handled by a web hosting supplier. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's take a look at them. In this way, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to set up a blog, e-mail aliases, or to share files with chums and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution distributed by given hosts, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file storage solutions are often supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally distorted explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would apportion the workload between individual sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various site hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a variety of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a great number of pictures with friends or colleagues since the service is generally free of charge. You will obtain 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 service devoted to taking care of your e-mail address accounts. Some distributors provide web space hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you would like to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can open mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a problem with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to run as many video clips as you want without worrying about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to possess a website. To some extent, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and e-mail accounts, upload video files, etc. At I.Tech CSI Hosting Services, for instance, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one location. There may be restrictions based on the form of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are designed for particular web content exclusively.