Kinds of hosting solutions
A hosting service concerns depositing and/or sharing particular content on a web server run by a web hosting provider. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's take a look at them. In that way, you can elect what you want, based on whether you'd like to run a web portal, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution made available by certain file storage providers, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not offer site 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 examine a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file storage plans often involve adverts next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a specific period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely untrue explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allocate the load between different sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving miscellaneous web page hosting services (email, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a brand of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; some providers offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you want to share a large quantity of pics with pals or associates since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to tackling your electronic mail accounts. Some distributors offer site hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you desire to manage an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can open mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video brings about a certain amount of CPU load, so with several videos and several hundred web page visitors, you may have trouble with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to utilize as many video files as you wish without bothering about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you would like to own a website. To some extent, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and e-mail accounts, upload videos, and so on. At BACKEND ADMIN, for instance, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the regular email/file/video/image hosting plans that are planned for specific content only.