Sorts of hosting solutions
A hosting solution refers to depositing and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server hosted by a web hosting company. There are different categories of hosting services used for different purposes, so let's have a gaze at them. Doing so, you can choose what you want, based on whether you desire to set up a website, electronic mail accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution provided by particular providers, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a register of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file hosting packages frequently involve advertisements next to the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a specific amount of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally unsuitable interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would assign the workload between independent hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web space hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a brand of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; specific companies offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting type is good if you would like to share an immense quantity of pics with friends or colleagues since the solution is mostly free of cost. You will get a random link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to managing your email aliases. Some firms offer web hosting solutions for web sites, but do not supply an email service. If you wish to get a mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can create mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video creates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred web page viewers, you may have a problem with your web space hosting supplies. Embedding the video will permit you to utilize as many videos as you desire without hassling about system quotas.
- Website hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to own a web site. To a certain extent, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and email address accounts, upload videos, etc. At INCSWEB, for instance, you can have a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated server hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for specific web content solely.