Groups of hosting services
A hosting service concerns hoarding and/or sharing given web content on a web server run by a hosting provider. There are various categories of hosting services used for different aims, so let's study them. In this way, you can decide what you want, based on whether you desire to launch a website, e-mails, or to share files with mates and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution provided by various companies, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions are frequently supported by exhibiting adverts next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a given spell of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a totally erroneous interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would distribute the load between different sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various web site hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain suppliers provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you would like to share a large amount of pics with pals or partners since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will get a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your mail address accounts. Some suppliers offer web site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you would like to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up e-mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your webspace hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will allow you to use as many video files as you desire without hassling about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to own a site. To some extent, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Lonex, for instance, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for specific content only.