Groups of hosting services
A hosting service is associated with depositing and/or sharing particular content on a web server run by a web hosting supplier. There are different sorts of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's have a glimpse at these. In that way, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you wish to create a web page, email addresses, or to share files with buddies and associates.
- File hosting: a solution made available by particular firms, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions often involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular amount of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a totally inaccurate explanation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would allot the workload between independent bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain suppliers offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting variant is suitable if you would like to share an immense number of pictures with buddies or partners since the solution is usually free. You will receive a random link for each image 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.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to administering your email mailbox accounts. Some suppliers offer web site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail service. If you desire to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to run a site, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can open e-mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a given amount of CPU load, so with several video clips and several hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to possess as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system supplies.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to own a web site. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and e-mail addresses, upload videos, and so on. At SM CIE Hosting, for example, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that allow you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the conventional email/file/video/image hosting packages that are created for specific web content only.