At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely inaccurate explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting system would allocate the tasks at hand between autonomous groups of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web hosting services (email, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a sort of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific corporations provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you wish to share a big number of pics with buddies or associates since the service is generally free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your electronic mail accounts. Some distributors offer web hosting services for sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to create an email address with your domain name but do not want to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain name. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred viewers, you may have difficulty with your web hosting resources. Embedding the video file will allow you to keep as many video files as you would like without hassling about system quotas.
- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to run a web site. To a certain extent, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email addresses, upload video files, and so on. At 'Exclusive Hosting', for example, you can view shared webspace hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that enable you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one place. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of website hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the normal email/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for particular content solely.