Sorts of hosting solutions
A hosting solution suggests stashing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server run by a hosting company. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's take a glance at them. Thus, you can decide what you want, depending on whether you wish to create a weblog, mail addresses, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution supplied by certain providers, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly 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 not be able to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting solutions are often supported by showing advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At present, with the help of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly inapt explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would split the workload between independent sets of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous site hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given distributors offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting type is suitable if you wish to share a great quantity of pictures with buddies or acquaintances since the service is generally free. You will get 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 utilized for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to administering your email addresses. Some distributors offer webspace hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you desire to set up a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can create e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video file produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of videos and a few hundred site visitors, you may have a problem with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to possess as many video files as you want without bothering about system reserves.
- Web site hosting: this is the solution that you require if you want to keep a web site. To a certain extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and e-mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At Layiwola Hosting, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've opted for - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are made for particular web content exclusively.