Kinds of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is related to storing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server hosted by a web hosting supplier. There are different varieties of hosting services used for different goals, so let's take a peek at them. In that way, you can elect what you want, depending on whether you desire to run a web page, emails, or to share files with mates and partners.

- File hosting: a solution delivered by certain hosts, which allows you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting solutions are often supported by displaying adverts beside the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a given interval of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting merchandisers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a totally amiss interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would split the load between different packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is just a type of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting type is appropriate if you would like to share a huge amount of pics with mates or associates since the solution is mostly free of charge. You will get a random link for every image 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 service devoted to tackling your mails. Some corporations offer site hosting solutions for web sites, but do not offer an e-mail hosting service. If you want to keep an email address with your domain name but do not wish to own a website, then the email hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mail box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred web page viewers, you may have a hard time with your website hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will allow you to use as many videos as you want to without hassling about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to run a site. To some extent, it involves all of the abovementioned hosting forms since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can set up databases and mail address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Heartland Web Hosting, for instance, you can see web hosting and dedicated web hosting accounts that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limits based on the kind of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for particular content solely.