Varieties of hosting solutions
A hosting service implies keeping and/or sharing certain web content on a server hosted by a website hosting distributor. There are different kinds of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's take a gaze at them. Doing so, you can decide what you need, depending on whether you'd like to set up a site, mail aliases, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service distributed by given web hosts, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file storage services are often supported by showing advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a certain spell of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file storage package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting corporations, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly fallacious interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would distribute the load between autonomous hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web page hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a sort of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given suppliers provide a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting variant is suitable if you desire to share a huge quantity of images with buddies or partners since the service is usually free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to tackling your email box accounts. Some companies provide website hosting solutions for websites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you wish to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to run a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a given amount of central processing unit load, so with several video files and a few hundred website visitors, you may have a hard time with your webspace hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will enable you to manage as many videos as you wish without worrying about system quotas.
- Website hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to keep a site. To some degree, it embodies all of the aforesaid hosting sorts since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and e-mail aliases, upload videos, and so on. At Hosting Pine, for instance, you can have a glance at web hosting and dedicated server hosting packages that permit you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are meant for particular web content only.