Forms of hosting solutions
A hosting solution concerns stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting supplier. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's take a glance at these. In this way, you can conclude what you want, depending on whether you wish to build a web portal, mail accounts, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution offered by certain firms, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file hosting solutions are frequently supported by showing advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly fallacious explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would split the workload between different stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is simply a kind of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain providers offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting type is good if you want to share an immense quantity of pics with comrades or partners since the solution is usually free. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to handling your emails. Some suppliers offer webspace hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you want to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can set up e-mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a certain amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and several hundred web page visitors, you may have a problem with your site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to use as many video clips as you want to without worrying about system supplies.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to possess a web site. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and e-mail aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At NameHost.us - Name Hosting In One Business by William Nabaza, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that enable you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web page hosting package may be better or worse compared to the routine email/file/video/image hosting packages that are meant for particular web content only.