Varieties of hosting solutions
A hosting solution applies to stashing and/or sharing specific web content on a server hosted by a hosting distributor. There are different forms of hosting services used for different aims, so let's have a glimpse at these. In that way, you can elect what you need, depending on whether you wish to create a web page, email mailbox accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service furnished by given firms, which permits you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting packages are often supported by displaying advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain span of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a completely false interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the workload between different stacks of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web page hosting services (email, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a variety of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific distributors provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting kind is good if you want to share an immense amount of pics with chums or associates since the solution is generally free of charge. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to tackling your emails. Some corporations provide webspace hosting services for websites, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you want to get an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a website, then the email hosting solution is what you want. You can set up email accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred web page viewers, you may have difficulty with your site hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to have as many videos as you wish without hassling about system reserves.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to run a website. To some degree, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting variants since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and e-mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At SEKE WEBHOST, for instance, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that enable you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be restrictions based on the form of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your webspace hosting package may be better or worse compared with the normal email/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular web content exclusively.