Categories of hosting services
A hosting solution entails hoarding and/or sharing given content on a server administered by a hosting company. There are various kinds of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's explore these. Thus, you can conclude what you want, depending on whether you desire to run a website, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with mates and partners.
- File hosting: a solution offered by various vendors, which enables you to share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer web page 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 see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free file hosting services are often supported by exhibiting adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a specific spell of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally mistaken explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allocate the load between independent stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous website hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting kind is appropriate if you would like to share a huge quantity of pictures with friends or partners since the service is generally 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 hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for websites.
- Email hosting: a service committed to handling your email accounts. Some companies offer hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you want to run a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to run a web site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can set up mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to have as many video files as you wish without worrying about system supplies.
- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to have a web site. To some degree, it encompasses all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and email mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At We Host WebZ, for instance, you can explore web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one single location. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for specific content only.