Varieties of hosting services
A hosting service concerns stockpiling and/or sharing certain web content on a web server run by a website hosting supplier. There are various forms of hosting services used for various aims, so let's survey these. In this way, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to establish a blog, mailbox accounts, or to share files with pals and partners.
- File hosting: a service distributed by given file storage providers, which enables you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file storage packages are frequently supported by displaying advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a given span of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction with 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 faddish "cloud hosting". This is a totally distorted explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would assign the load between autonomous hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous webspace hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is simply a brand of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you want to share a vast number of images with pals or colleagues since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will receive a random link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to tackling your e-mail aliases. Some distributors offer site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you want to open an email address with your domain name but do not wish to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can create e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to use as many videos as you want to without bothering about system quotas.
- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to have a web site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and emails, upload video clips, etc. At Sadiq Soft, for instance, you can observe web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one single location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse compared with the common email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are intended for specific web content solely.