Forms of hosting solutions
A hosting service entails stockpiling and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server administered by a web hosting supplier. There are different kinds of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a peek at these. Thus, you can decide what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to build a site, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service supplied by some vendors, which enables you to share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting plans are often supported by exhibiting adverts by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a given stretch of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly unsuitable explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would split the tasks at hand between autonomous sets of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous web space hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a sort of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific corporations provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting type is appropriate if you want to share an enormous amount of pictures with friends or partners since the solution is typically free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each and every pic 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 utilized for web pages.
- Email hosting: a service committed to administering your e-mail address accounts. Some firms offer website hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an email service. If you desire to manage a mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can set up electronic mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have a hard time with your web hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to administer as many video files as you wish without worrying about system resources.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to run a web site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and email box accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Hostmite, for instance, you can see web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limitations depending on the type of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse compared with the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for specific web content only.