Classes of hosting services
A hosting service is associated with depositing and/or sharing specific content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting vendor. There are different varieties of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's take a look at them. Thus, you can pick what you need, depending on whether you desire to set up a website, mail address accounts, or to share files with pals and partners.
- File hosting: a solution distributed by particular web hosts, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are often supported by showing advertisements by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a specific span 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 restrictions 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 assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely awry explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would split the workload between separate packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given distributors offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a great number of pics with pals or acquaintances since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will receive a random link for each and every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web pages.
- Email hosting: a solution devoted to handling your electronic mail accounts. Some distributors offer web space hosting solutions for web pages, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you desire to open an email address with your domain name but do not want to keep a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can open e-mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using 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 a couple of video files and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have a hard time with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to use as many videos as you would like without hassling about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to run a website. To some extent, it incorporates all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and e-mail box accounts, upload videos, etc. At Sadiq Soft, for example, you can view web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that enable you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limits based on the sort of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse compared to the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are created for particular content exclusively.