Types of hosting solutions
A hosting solution suggests stashing and/or sharing certain content on a server managed by a website hosting distributor. There are various sorts of hosting services used for different goals, so let's take a glance at them. In this way, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to have a blog, e-mail addresses, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution furnished by particular vendors, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage services are frequently supported by showing adverts by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular spell of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, 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 merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a totally fallacious interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would divide the load between separate hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving miscellaneous website hosting services (electronic mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some companies provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting brand is good if you wish to share a big number of images with chums or colleagues since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your mail address accounts. Some vendors offer site hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail service. If you would like to run a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can set up mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video clip in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred website visitors, you may have a problem with your hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will permit you to run as many video clips as you want without bothering about system reserves.
- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to possess a site. To some extent, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and email address accounts, upload videos, and so on. At ACRUXNET, for instance, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limitations based on the type of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the conventional e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are conceived for specific content solely.