Types of hosting services
A hosting service suggests depositing and/or sharing specific web content on a web server administered by a hosting company. There are different classes of hosting services used for various goals, so let's study these. In this way, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you wish to launch a web site, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with comrades and partners.
- File hosting: a service provided by some hosts, which allows you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions are often supported by exhibiting ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a given amount of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally incorrect explanation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would share the workload between independent sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a type of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given firms provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting brand is good if you want to share a huge number of pictures with comrades or colleagues since the service is mostly free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each 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 web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your mail addresses. Some firms provide website hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an email solution. If you desire to manage an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a web site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can create e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred site visitors, you may have trouble with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to utilize as many video clips as you wish without worrying about system resources.
- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to own a web site. To a certain degree, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and email address accounts, upload video files, etc. At Conspire Web Services - Wholesale Accounts, for example, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting service that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for particular content exclusively.