Kinds of hosting services
A hosting service includes stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server managed by a website hosting distributor. There are different varieties of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's take a glance at these. In this way, you can pick what you need, depending on whether you'd like to own a weblog, mails, or to share files with pals and associates.
- File hosting: a solution supplied by given vendors, which allows you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single purpose is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage solutions are often supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular amount of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely inapt interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would distribute the load between separate hosts of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous hosting services (email, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is simply a sort of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain providers provide a hosting service for images solely. This hosting kind is suitable if you wish to share an enormous number of images with mates or partners since the service is usually free. You will get a random link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your e-mail addresses. Some suppliers provide web hosting services for websites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you would like to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can open email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a hard time with your hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to use as many video clips as you wish without bothering about system resources.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to run a web site. To some extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and e-mails, upload video files, and so on. At FAZ Hosting, for instance, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be restrictions depending on the type of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting package may be better or worse compared to the routine email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are devised for specific content solely.