Classes of hosting solutions
A hosting solution applies to hoarding and/or sharing particular web content on a server hosted by a web hosting vendor. There are different sorts of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's take a gaze at these. Doing so, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you desire to have a web page, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with comrades and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution offered by particular web hosts, which enables you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly 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 be unable to see .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting packages are frequently supported by showing adverts next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a given amount of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly awry interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the tasks at hand between autonomous bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending various web site hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a kind of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; certain distributors offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting kind is appropriate if you would like to share an immense amount of images with comrades or partners since the solution is typically free of charge. You will receive a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your email address accounts. Some firms provide web space hosting solutions for sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you want to open an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred site viewers, you may have a hard time with your site hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to keep as many video files as you desire without hassling about system supplies.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to have a web site. To some degree, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mails, upload video clips, etc. At 100WebSpace, for example, you can take a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be restrictions based on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting account may be better or worse compared to the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific web content solely.