Types of hosting solutions
A hosting solution applies to hoarding and/or sharing certain content on a server hosted by a web hosting company. There are various categories of hosting services used for different ends, so let's study these. Thus, you can pick what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to build a web page, e-mail accounts, or to share files with mates and associates.
- File hosting: a solution supplied by some file storage providers, which permits you to share bulky 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 single objective is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine an inventory 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 hosting packages are often supported by displaying advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular stretch of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a completely distorted interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would apportion the workload between different bunches of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different hosting services (mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific suppliers offer a hosting solution for images only. This hosting kind is appropriate if you want to share a huge amount of pics with mates or associates since the service is mostly free of cost. You will obtain a random link for each image 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 sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your e-mailbox accounts. Some suppliers provide site hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to run a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred viewers, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to administer as many videos as you would like without bothering about system resources.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you require if you would like to keep a website. To some extent, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and e-mail aliases, upload videos, etc. At Risatech CloudHosting, for example, you can observe web hosting and dedicated server hosting solutions that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your webspace hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for particular content exclusively.