Sorts of hosting solutions

A hosting solution means depositing and/or sharing specific content on a web server administered by a hosting vendor. There are different types of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can decide what you need, based on whether you desire to create a blog, emails, or to share files with buddies and associates.

- File hosting: a service supplied by given vendors, which allows you to share big files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage accounts are frequently supported by displaying adverts by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a given spell of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is a completely untrue explanation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would allot the tasks at hand between autonomous hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various site hosting services (mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is just a variety of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given distributors offer a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting variant is suitable if you desire to share a vast quantity of pics with comrades or associates since the solution is generally free of charge. You will obtain a random link for every 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 service cannot be utilized for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to managing your mails. Some providers offer hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email service. If you wish to run an email address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video file, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with several video clips and a few hundred visitors, you may have a problem with your webspace hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to utilize as many videos as you want without bothering about system quotas.

- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to have a website. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the aforementioned hosting brands since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and e-mails, upload video clips, and so on. At Planetbuster Hosting, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in one location. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web page hosting package may be better or worse compared with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are devised for specific content solely.