Groups of hosting solutions

A hosting service suggests keeping and/or sharing particular web content on a web server handled by a website hosting supplier. There are various groups of hosting services used for various ends, so let's explore them. Doing so, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you'd like to launch a web page, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service offered by particular hosts, which allows you to share immense 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 single designation is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file hosting services are often supported by showing adverts beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a totally false explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the workload between individual hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a variety of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given distributors provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting type is appropriate if you wish to share a vast number of pictures with chums or associates since the solution is typically free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every image 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 used for sites.

- Email hosting: a service committed to handling your mail accounts. Some corporations offer site hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an email hosting service. If you desire to own a mail 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 open mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip brings about a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video files and a few hundred visitors, you may have difficulty with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will allow you to keep as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system reserves.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to own a website. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and e-mail box accounts, upload videos, etc. At Integrated Solutions, for instance, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that enable you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the type of hosting solution that you've selected - 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 juxtaposed to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for particular web content exclusively.