Sorts of hosting solutions
A hosting solution pertains to depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a web server handled by a web hosting provider. There are different sorts of hosting services used for different aims, so let's explore them. In that way, you can decide what you need, based on whether you'd like to own a web site, e-mailbox accounts, or to share files with chums and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service furnished by given firms, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage packages are often supported by displaying adverts next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular amount of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely imprecise interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would divide the load between separate sets of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous hosting services (email, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; some companies provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is good if you would like to share a huge number of images with mates or associates since the solution is mostly free. You will obtain a random link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for sites.
- Email hosting: a solution committed to managing your mails. Some companies provide site hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email solution. If you wish to have a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip brings about a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have difficulty with your site hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to operate as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system reserves.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to keep a web site. To some degree, it incorporates all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and e-mails, upload videos, and so on. At Akaditi, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in one single location. There may be limits based on the type of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific web content only.