Sorts of hosting solutions
A hosting solution includes keeping and/or sharing certain content on a web server hosted by a web hosting vendor. There are different varieties of hosting services used for various goals, so let's have a peek at these. Doing so, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to own a weblog, email aliases, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service offered by particular file storage providers, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file hosting services often include adverts next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a specific stretch of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly inaccurate explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would assign the tasks at hand between individual packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different web page hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a brand of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; specific providers provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting type is suitable if you desire to share a huge quantity of pictures with comrades or colleagues since the solution is usually free of cost. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for websites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your e-mail aliases. Some firms offer website hosting services for sites, but do not provide an email service. If you desire to manage an email address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can create e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred web page visitors, you may have trouble with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to use as many videos as you desire without worrying about system reserves.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to own a web site. To some degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can run databases and emails, upload videos, etc. At GLOBALIOS TECHNOLOGIJOS UAB, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for particular content solely.