Kinds of hosting solutions
A hosting solution includes saving and/or sharing given web content on a web hosting server managed by a website hosting supplier. There are different kinds of hosting services used for various ends, so let's examine them. In that way, you can choose what you want, based on whether you desire to build a web portal, email addresses, or to share files with friends and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service delivered by various vendors, which enables you to share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file hosting plans frequently involve ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a certain interval of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely inappropriate explanation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would divide the workload between autonomous stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain distributors offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is suitable if you want to share a great number of pics with buddies or colleagues since the service is typically free of cost. You will get a randomly generated 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 web pages.
- Email hosting: a service committed to managing your email box accounts. Some vendors offer webspace hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you would like to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can create electronic mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file brings about a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your site hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to own as many videos as you desire without worrying about system quotas.
- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to keep a website. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and e-mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At Flashpoint Media Hosting, for instance, you can explore web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your website hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for particular web content solely.