Kinds of hosting solutions
A hosting service implies saving and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting vendor. There are various groups of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's have a glimpse at these. Doing so, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to run a web portal, e-mail box accounts, or to share files with comrades and associates.
- File hosting: a solution distributed by particular file storage providers, which allows you to share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support site 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 read a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-charge file hosting solutions often include ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain period of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a totally incorrect explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would assign the load between individual sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous site hosting services (email, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific suppliers offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is suitable if you want to share a vast number of pics with mates or colleagues since the service is commonly free of cost. You will receive a random link for each image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for websites.
- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to handling your e-mail address accounts. Some vendors offer hosting solutions for sites, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you would like to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can set up email accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and a few hundred website viewers, you may have difficulty with your website hosting reserves. Embedding the video file will allow you to utilize as many videos as you wish without bothering about system reserves.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to run a web site. To a certain extent, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting groups since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and e-mails, upload video files, and so on. At VBS Business Tech Solutions, for example, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated hosting services that permit you to have all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be limits depending on the type of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web hosting account may be better or worse compared to the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for particular web content only.