Sorts of hosting services

A hosting service applies to storing and/or sharing certain content on a web server handled by a website hosting company. There are various varieties of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's have a glance at them. Doing so, you can conclude what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to build a web portal, mails, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by various hosts, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file storage packages often include advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you await a certain span of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is an entirely incongruous interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would split the load between separate bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web site hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting brand is suitable if you desire to share an enormous quantity of pics with comrades or partners since the service is mostly free of charge. You will get a random link for each and 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 utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to administering your email addresses. Some distributors offer site hosting services for websites, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you would like to have a mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred web page visitors, you may have a hard time with your site hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to utilize as many video clips as you desire without hassling about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to keep a web site. To some degree, it incorporates all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At Heartland Web Hosting, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be limitations depending on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web site hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are meant for specific content exclusively.