Classes of hosting services
A hosting solution concerns stockpiling and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server administered by a web hosting provider. There are different kinds of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's take a glance at these. Thus, you can determine what you need, based on whether you'd like to set up a website, email box accounts, or to share files with friends and associates.
- File hosting: a service made available by various hosts, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not support web page 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 view a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file hosting packages often include advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you await a certain stretch of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely incongruous explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would share the tasks at hand between individual groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving various site hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain suppliers offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting variant is appropriate if you want to share an enormous number of pics with pals or colleagues since the solution is typically free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution committed to handling your email mailbox accounts. Some suppliers offer web page hosting services for sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you would like to get an email address with your domain name but do not desire to own a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can create mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file produces a specific amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your webspace hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to possess as many video clips as you want without bothering about system resources.
- Website hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to have a web site. To a certain degree, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and mail aliases, upload video clips, etc. At MasayaHost, for example, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that enable you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be restrictions depending on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for specific web content exclusively.