Forms of hosting solutions

A hosting solution applies to hoarding and/or sharing specific content on a web server hosted by a web hosting provider. There are various kinds of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's take a gaze at them. In that way, you can elect what you want, based on whether you wish to set up a website, emails, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by certain vendors, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not support 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 survey a roll 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 storage solutions often involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you await a specific span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, 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 retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely mistaken interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would apportion the workload between independent bunches of servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various website hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some firms provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is good if you wish to share a vast quantity of pictures with mates or partners since the service is mostly free of cost. You will get a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to tackling your emails. Some vendors provide hosting solutions for sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you would like to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can set up mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video creates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and several hundred web page visitors, you may have difficulty with your website hosting resources. Embedding the video file will allow you to own as many video files as you want to without bothering about system resources.

- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you require if you would like to run a website. To some degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and e-mails, upload videos, etc. At, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated hosting packages that allow you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse compared with the regular email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for specific web content only.