Groups of hosting services
A hosting solution refers to stockpiling and/or sharing particular web content on a web hosting server administered by a web hosting distributor. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's explore these. In that way, you can choose what you want, based on whether you'd like to run a site, mailbox accounts, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service supplied by certain firms, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as 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 roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file hosting services often include adverts next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular span of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is an entirely fallacious interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would split the workload between separate sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web site hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given firms provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting kind is good if you wish to share an enormous amount of images with chums or associates since the service is usually free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your email accounts. Some firms provide web space hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to have a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to keep a web site, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can set up email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred web page viewers, you may have difficulty with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to keep as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to run a site. To a certain extent, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video files, etc. At Lonex, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single 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 plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared with the regular email/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for specific content only.