Kinds of hosting solutions
A hosting service implies keeping and/or sharing specific web content on a server hosted by a web hosting vendor. There are various classes of hosting services used for different ends, so let's take a gaze at these. In that way, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you'd like to own a site, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service supplied by certain file storage providers, which permits you to share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services are frequently supported by exhibiting ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly wrong explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allocate the workload between individual bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous website hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some companies provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting brand is suitable if you desire to share a great quantity of pictures with friends or partners since the service is commonly free. You will get a random link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a service devoted to managing your mailbox accounts. Some corporations provide web page hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you desire to own an email address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with several video files and several hundred website viewers, you may have a hard time with your website hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to utilize as many video files as you wish without bothering about system reserves.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to possess a website. To a certain extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Malta Host, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web server hosting plans that permit you to have all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for specific content only.