Types of hosting services
A hosting solution suggests depositing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server managed by a website hosting vendor. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's have a look at them. In that way, you can elect what you need, based on whether you wish to build a blog, e-mail aliases, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service provided by given vendors, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are frequently supported by exhibiting ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a given period of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you own a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally wrong interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the tasks at hand between separate hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given firms offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you wish to share a great amount of pics with comrades or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will get a random link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to administering your email accounts. Some vendors provide web site hosting solutions for websites, but do not offer an email service. If you wish to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can create email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file creates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred site viewers, you may have difficulty with your site hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to run as many video files as you would like without bothering about system resources.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to possess a site. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and mails, upload video clips, etc. At WebDaytonaHosting, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that permit you to have all of the aforementioned services in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the type of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web site hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for particular web content exclusively.