Sorts of hosting solutions
A hosting solution involves keeping and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting vendor. There are different categories of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's take a look at these. Thus, you can pick what you want, depending on whether you wish to have a web page, mails, or to share files with chums and associates.
- File hosting: a service supplied by some file storage providers, which enables you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file hosting services are frequently supported by exhibiting advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a particular span of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly incongruous interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would distribute the tasks at hand between autonomous packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a kind of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific companies provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is suitable if you would like to share a huge number of images with chums or associates since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your emails. Some providers offer website hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you desire to set up an email address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file generates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred web page viewers, you may have difficulty with your site hosting resources. Embedding the video will permit you to manage as many videos as you desire without bothering about system reserves.
- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to keep a web site. To a certain extent, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At Central Target, for example, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single place. There may be limits depending on the sort of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for specific content exclusively.