Types of hosting solutions
A hosting service entails saving and/or sharing certain content on a hosting server handled by a web hosting supplier. There are different classes of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's study them. Thus, you can elect what you want, based on whether you desire to launch a weblog, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with mates and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution made available by some file storage providers, which allows 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 single function is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a list of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free file hosting services are frequently supported by exhibiting advertisements beside the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular stretch of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a completely amiss interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would apportion the workload between individual packs of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous webspace hosting services (mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific corporations provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share an immense quantity of images with comrades or associates since the service is generally free. You will get a random link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your electronic mail accounts. Some providers offer website hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to set up a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mail 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 permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video creates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with several video files and several hundred viewers, you may have trouble with your site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will allow you to keep as many video files as you would like without bothering about system quotas.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to keep a site. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and mails, upload videos, etc. At Cyberdyne Communications Inc, for example, you can take a glance at web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages that permit you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual email/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for specific content only.