Classes of hosting services
A hosting service is related to storing and/or sharing particular web content on a server handled by a web hosting provider. There are different kinds of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's have a glimpse at them. In that way, you can decide what you need, depending on whether you wish to create a web page, email aliases, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service distributed by certain companies, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive 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 be unable to load .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file storage packages are frequently supported by displaying ads next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a certain stretch of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly awry explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would apportion the workload between individual bunches of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some companies provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting variant is appropriate if you would like to share a large quantity of images with chums or partners since the service is generally free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your email mailbox accounts. Some firms provide web page hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you want to manage an email address with your domain name but do not want to run a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can open email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a few 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 have as many videos as you desire without worrying about system supplies.
- Website hosting: this is the solution that you require if you would like to keep a website. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, and so on. At JaxHost, for instance, you can have a look at 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 form of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for specific web content solely.