Varieties of hosting solutions
A hosting solution includes keeping and/or sharing specific content on a server administered by a hosting supplier. There are different varieties of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's study them. In that way, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you wish to set up a website, mail addresses, or to share files with comrades and associates.
- File hosting: a service distributed by particular hosts, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly 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 not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file storage services frequently involve ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a given period of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely twisted interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the tasks at hand between individual bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web space hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a variety of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given corporations provide a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is appropriate if you wish to share a huge quantity of pics with mates or partners since the solution is typically free of charge. You will receive a random link for each and every image 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 utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a service devoted to managing your email address accounts. Some companies provide web hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email hosting service. If you wish to create an email address with your domain name but do not want to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can set up e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file produces a certain amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video files and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have a problem with your web site hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will permit you to own 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 would like to have a website. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting forms since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Veson Media, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one location. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for specific web content solely.