operated by 'GrandGraphics'

Groups of hosting services

A hosting solution is connected with stockpiling and/or sharing certain web content on a server administered by a hosting supplier. There are different classes of hosting services used for various aims, so let's have a glimpse at these. Thus, you can elect what you need, depending on whether you'd like to create a weblog, emails, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service offered by particular file storage providers, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file hosting packages often involve adverts next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely incorrect explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would allot the load between independent hosts of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous webspace hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain firms provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting variant is appropriate if you desire to share a large number of images with buddies or partners since the service is generally free of cost. You will get a randomly generated 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 dedicated to managing your mail addresses. Some distributors offer webspace hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an e-mail service. If you wish to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to possess a web site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can create mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a particular amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred website visitors, you may have a hard time with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to keep as many video files as you wish without hassling about system quotas.

- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to have a site. To a certain extent, it incorporates all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and e-mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At GrandGraphics, for instance, you can have a look at web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limits based on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your site hosting package may be better or worse compared to the standard email/file/video/image hosting packages that are tailored for particular content only.