Categories of hosting solutions
A hosting solution involves stashing and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server handled by a hosting company. There are various groups of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a glance at these. Thus, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to have a blog, email box accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.
- File hosting: a service supplied by given web hosts, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as 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 record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages are often supported by displaying ads by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular interval of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a completely wrong explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would allocate the load between different sets of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a type of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain vendors offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting brand is good if you want to share a big amount of pictures with chums or associates since the solution is generally free. You will receive a random link for 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 used for websites.
- Email hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your email box accounts. Some suppliers provide site hosting services for websites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you want to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a site, then the email hosting service is what you require. You can create mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting supplies. Embedding the video will enable you to own as many video files as you want to without hassling about system supplies.
- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to have a web site. To some extent, it incorporates all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and mail addresses, upload videos, and so on. At Cyberomni Development, for instance, you can have a peek at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the typical email/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for specific content only.