Kinds of hosting services

A hosting solution entails depositing and/or sharing particular content on a web server run by a hosting distributor. There are different types of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a gaze at them. In that way, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you'd like to run a weblog, mails, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by particular hosts, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage services are often supported by showing advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a particular period of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file storage plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly mistaken explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would split the workload between autonomous groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a brand of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some companies offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting type is good if you would like to share a big quantity of pictures with buddies or colleagues since the service is generally free of cost. You will obtain a random link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to tackling your email addresses. Some vendors provide website hosting services for sites, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you would like to run a mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can set up email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and several hundred website viewers, you may have a problem with your web page hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to manage as many video files as you wish without hassling about system supplies.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to keep a site. To some extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Four-C Hosting, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that allow you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one location. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for particular content only.