Groups of hosting services

A hosting solution is connected with stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a hosting server run by a website hosting distributor. There are various kinds of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's study these. In this way, you can pick what you need, depending on whether you wish to run a web portal, mailbox accounts, or to share files with pals and associates.

- File hosting: a service provided by given file storage providers, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file storage services frequently involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular interval of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely mistaken explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would divide the workload between autonomous hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different web page hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a sort of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some distributors provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is suitable if you would like to share a huge amount of images with mates or colleagues since the service is usually free. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to administering your mail address accounts. Some providers offer web site hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you want to have an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can create mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video creates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and several hundred web page visitors, you may have trouble with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video will permit you to keep as many video files as you want without hassling about system reserves.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to possess a website. To some degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and email aliases, upload video files, etc. At HostPlum Hosting, for example, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting account may be better or worse compared to the common email/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for particular content exclusively.