Kinds of hosting solutions
A hosting solution pertains to keeping and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting vendor. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's take a look at these. In that way, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you'd like to run a blog, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with mates and partners.
- File hosting: a service furnished by particular firms, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once 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 be unable to see .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting accounts often involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer makes you await a given period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely erroneous interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allocate the load between independent hosts of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different website hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain firms offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you would like to share an immense amount of images with mates or acquaintances since the service is usually free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every image 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 sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to tackling your e-mail box accounts. Some vendors provide web hosting solutions for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you wish to possess a mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can set up email accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and a few hundred site viewers, you may have a hard time with your website hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will enable you to manage as many video clips as you wish without worrying about system quotas.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you require if you would like to possess a website. To some extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and e-mails, upload video clips, and so on. At Lonex, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that allow you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limits based on the type 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 web space hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are intended for particular web content exclusively.