Types of hosting solutions
A hosting solution involves saving and/or sharing given content on a hosting server run by a website hosting supplier. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a look at them. Doing so, you can determine what you want, based on whether you wish to have a site, email address accounts, or to share files with pals and partners.
- File hosting: a service provided by various hosts, which permits you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file storage services are often supported by displaying ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular period of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally incorrect explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would allocate the load between separate hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various hosting services (electronic mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some vendors provide a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a great amount of images with mates or colleagues since the service is generally free of charge. 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 storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution committed to handling your email aliases. Some providers provide webspace hosting services for websites, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you want to set up an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to possess a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can open mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The email hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a handful of videos and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a hard time with your site hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to administer as many video clips as you want without worrying about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to run a web site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and emails, upload video files, etc. At SAHAKA Hosting, for instance, you can see web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that allow you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limits depending on the form of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are planned for specific web content only.