Types of hosting services

A hosting service includes depositing and/or sharing given content on a server handled by a hosting provider. There are different sorts of hosting services used for various aims, so let's study them. In that way, you can pick what you want, depending on whether you'd like to own a web portal, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with chums and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service furnished by various vendors, which allows you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting plans are frequently supported by displaying ads by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a specific stretch of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely improper explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would distribute the workload between separate bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some providers provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share an enormous number of pictures with friends or colleagues since the service is commonly free of charge. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to taking care of your mail addresses. Some firms offer site hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to run an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can set up electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of videos and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have a hard time with your webspace hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to run as many video files as you would like without hassling about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to keep a website. To a certain extent, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At CyberHosting by AD Concept, for example, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated server hosting services that allow you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are tailored for specific content exclusively.