Varieties of hosting solutions
A hosting solution is related to hoarding and/or sharing given content on a hosting server managed by a web hosting provider. There are various forms of hosting services used for various goals, so let's have a glance at them. In that way, you can pick what you need, based on whether you'd like to have a web page, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service provided by given hosts, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage solutions are often supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular amount of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely mistaken interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the load between independent bunches of servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving miscellaneous hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific distributors offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting brand is good if you wish to share an enormous quantity of images with chums or acquaintances since the solution is generally free. 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 service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your e-mails. Some vendors offer web space hosting services for sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to possess an email address with your domain name but do not want to have a website, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can set up e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a given amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have difficulty with your website hosting supplies. Embedding the video will enable you to run as many video files as you wish without hassling about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to possess a site. To some degree, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and electronic mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At Host Easy, for instance, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that allow you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse compared with the customary email/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for specific content exclusively.