Categories of hosting solutions
A hosting solution refers to saving and/or sharing given content on a web server run by a website hosting vendor. There are different sorts of hosting services used for various ends, so let's examine them. In that way, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to launch a web portal, mail addresses, or to share files with mates and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service provided by given providers, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only purpose 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 view a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage plans are frequently supported by exhibiting adverts next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a particular amount 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 restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a totally mistaken interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would share the workload between independent sets of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous hosting services (mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a brand of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain corporations provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting brand is good if you want to share a huge amount of pictures with buddies or acquaintances since the service is commonly free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every picture 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 used for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to administering your mailbox accounts. Some vendors provide website hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to run an email address with your domain name but do not want to have a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can set up mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred web site visitors, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to administer as many videos as you desire without bothering about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to keep a website. To a certain degree, it involves all of the aforesaid hosting kinds since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and e-mail address accounts, upload videos, and so on. At GLOBALIOS TECHNOLOGIJOS UAB, for instance, you can examine web hosting and dedicated web server hosting accounts that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be limitations based on the form of hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the usual email/file/video/image hosting packages that are intended for specific web content exclusively.