Varieties of hosting services

A hosting service appertains to saving and/or sharing given web content on a server hosted by a web hosting distributor. There are different varieties of hosting services used for different aims, so let's examine these. In this way, you can decide what you need, based on whether you'd like to own a website, mail aliases, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a service made available by some web hosts, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey 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 browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages are frequently supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a specific amount of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly awry interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would share the workload between independent packs of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web space hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a type of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given suppliers offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting type is appropriate if you want to share a big number of pictures with friends or partners since the service is mostly free of charge. You will get a random link for each picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to managing your email accounts. Some corporations offer website hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you would like to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can create mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves 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 a specific video clip, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to use as many videos as you want to without worrying about system resources.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a web site. To some extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and mails, upload videos, and so on. At Professional Internet Services, for instance, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the type 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 hosting package may be better or worse compared with the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific web content exclusively.