Forms of hosting services

A hosting service includes hoarding and/or sharing particular web content on a hosting server hosted by a website hosting company. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's have a glimpse at them. Thus, you can pick what you need, on the basis of whether you wish to run a web portal, mailbox accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a solution provided by particular web hosts, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans often involve ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a given amount of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited 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 with regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely fallacious explanation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would apportion the workload between independent sets of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting kind is appropriate if you would like to share an immense amount of images with buddies or colleagues since the service is generally free. You will receive a random link for each 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 solution cannot be used for sites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to handling your mail addresses. Some distributors provide web site hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you would like to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the email hosting service is what you want. You can open email accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your web page hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will allow you to use as many video clips as you want without hassling about system resources.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a site. To some degree, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and emails, upload videos, etc. At UpgradeDN Hosting, for example, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that permit you to get all of the abovementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions based on the type of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for particular web content exclusively.