Classes of hosting services

A hosting service concerns stashing and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server handled by a web hosting supplier. There are different groups of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a look at these. Doing so, you can choose what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to launch a website, email aliases, or to share files with chums and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution offered by particular vendors, which permits you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage solutions often involve adverts by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a specific span of time to perceive 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.

At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly untrue explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would distribute the load between separate stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous site hosting services (mail, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain corporations provide a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you want to share an immense quantity of images with buddies or acquaintances since the service is mostly free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution committed to handling your e-mail aliases. Some suppliers provide website hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you desire to get a mail address with your domain name but do not want to possess a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up electronic mail 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 servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file generates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with several video files and a few hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your webspace hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will allow you to utilize as many video files as you want without worrying about system supplies.

- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to possess a website. To a certain degree, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting kinds since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and mail aliases, upload videos, etc. At KV SOFT SOLUTIONS, for example, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in one single location. There may be limits based on the sort of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting packages that are purposed for particular web content exclusively.