Forms of hosting services
A hosting solution is connected with keeping and/or sharing particular content on a web server administered by a website hosting distributor. There are different kinds of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can pick what you need, depending on whether you desire to establish a weblog, email accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution delivered by certain vendors, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting services are often supported by exhibiting advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain stretch of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly inapt explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the workload between separate bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web site hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is suitable if you wish to share a great quantity of pictures with chums or colleagues since the solution is usually free. You will get a randomly generated link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.
- Email hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your emails. Some providers provide web space hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you desire to keep an email address with your domain name but do not desire to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and a few hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to have as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to possess a site. To some extent, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and emails, upload video files, and so on. At PAZ HOSTING, for instance, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the typical e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for specific content only.