Varieties of hosting services

A hosting solution suggests depositing and/or sharing certain content on a web server run by a web hosting provider. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's review these. In that way, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to set up a website, email accounts, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by given providers, 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 only purpose is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive 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 view .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions often include adverts next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a given stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally amiss interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would apportion the tasks at hand between separate bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous website hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a variety of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific distributors offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting brand is appropriate if you desire to share a huge quantity of images with chums or associates since the service is usually free of charge. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your e-mails. Some providers provide website hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to run an email address with your domain name but do not want to keep a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP 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 file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred viewers, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many videos as you want without hassling about system quotas.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to keep a web site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At CREAWEBHOSTING, for example, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for particular content only.