Categories of hosting services

A hosting solution is related to depositing and/or sharing specific content on a web server managed by a web hosting provider. There are various varieties of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's take a look at these. In this way, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you wish to own a site, mail addresses, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by particular hosts, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, 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. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage packages often include ads by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific stretch of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely distorted explanation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would assign the load between separate bunches of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various webspace hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific firms provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is good if you want to share a large amount of pics with mates or associates since the service is usually free of cost. You will get a random link for each and every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service committed to handling your e-mail accounts. Some distributors offer web page hosting services for websites, but do not offer an email service. If you want to keep an email address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a website, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can set up mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video file, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your web hosting quotas. Embedding the video will permit you to have as many video clips as you wish without bothering about system reserves.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to have a site. To some degree, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Blue Ribbon Hosting, for instance, you can have a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that allow you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be limits depending on the type of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular content only.