Groups of hosting solutions
A hosting service means stockpiling and/or sharing certain web content on a web server hosted by a website hosting company. There are various kinds of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's survey these. In this way, you can choose what you want, based on whether you wish to have a site, mail accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution delivered by given providers, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage accounts are often supported by displaying ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular period of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a totally wrong interpretation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would split the workload between autonomous stacks of servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous webspace hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; some suppliers offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is suitable if you desire to share an enormous number of pics with buddies or partners since the service is usually free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your email accounts. Some vendors provide web space hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email solution. If you would like to keep an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can set up e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred web site visitors, you may have a problem with your web site hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to keep as many videos as you desire without worrying about system supplies.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to own a website. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the abovementioned hosting brands since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and email box accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Papua Web Hosting, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse compared with the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for particular web content solely.