Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is associated with hoarding and/or sharing certain content on a server run by a website hosting supplier. There are various sorts of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's take a glimpse at these. In that way, you can pick what you need, based on whether you desire to build a web page, mails, or to share files with chums and partners.

- File hosting: a service distributed by some web hosts, which lets you share bulky files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services are frequently supported by exhibiting ads by the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a particular spell of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you possess a paid file storage account, 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.

Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly incorrect explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting environment would allocate the tasks at hand between different bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous web site hosting services (mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a variety of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting solution for images exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you wish to share a large amount of pics with comrades or partners since the service is usually free of charge. You will get a random link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to administering your email aliases. Some firms provide web space hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you wish to own a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a web site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can set up mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables 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 page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred visitors, you may have trouble with your hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to administer as many video files as you wish without worrying about system supplies.

- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to own a website. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the aforesaid hosting varieties since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and electronic mail accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Computer Technology Limited, for example, you can see web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that enable you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limits based on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual email/file/video/image hosting plans that are designed for specific content exclusively.