Kinds of hosting solutions
A hosting service refers to keeping and/or sharing particular content on a server managed by a hosting distributor. There are different kinds of hosting services used for different ends, so let's review them. In this way, you can pick what you need, based on whether you'd like to run a blog, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution supplied by some firms, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage services often involve advertisements beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely false interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would assign the workload between independent packs of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different web site hosting services (email, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a variety of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; certain companies offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting kind is appropriate if you would like to share a huge quantity of pictures with friends or partners since the solution is usually free. You will receive a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to tackling your email accounts. Some corporations provide website hosting solutions for web pages, but do not supply an email hosting solution. If you would like to launch an email address with your domain name but do not wish to own a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you require. You can create email accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video generates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web space hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to possess as many videos as you desire without hassling about system quotas.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a web site. To some degree, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and mail addresses, upload video files, and so on. At Lonex, for example, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for particular content only.