Types of hosting solutions
A hosting solution is related to hoarding and/or sharing specific content on a server handled by a web hosting distributor. There are different forms of hosting services used for various aims, so let's take a gaze at these. Thus, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you wish to create a weblog, email box accounts, or to share files with comrades and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution provided by particular web hosts, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole objective is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts are frequently supported by exhibiting adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to await a given span of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally inapt interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would divide the load between autonomous packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous site hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a sort of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting variant is appropriate if you desire to share an immense number of pics with friends or colleagues since the service is usually free. You will receive a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.
- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to tackling your mail address accounts. Some distributors offer website hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to possess an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a web site, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can open electronic mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video generates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a couple of video files and several hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will enable you to have as many video files as you wish without bothering about system reserves.
- Web page hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to keep a website. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting types since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and mail address accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Swifty Host, for example, you can take a gaze at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting packages that permit you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single location. There may be limits based on the type of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the regular email/file/video/image hosting packages that are conceived for particular web content exclusively.