What Exactly are Hosting Solutions?
A hosting service means depositing and/or sharing particular web content on a web server run by a hosting supplier. There are various classes of hosting services used for different ends, so let's survey these. Doing so, you can conclude what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to establish a web portal, email addresses, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
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- File hosting: a service offered by given web hosts, which enables you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a list 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-charge file hosting accounts are often supported by exhibiting ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular spell of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file storage plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.
Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel web hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is an entirely fallacious interpretation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud hosting environment would allot the workload between separate bunches of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous hosting services (mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given corporations provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting variant is suitable if you wish to share a big number of pictures with friends or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will get a random link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your e-mail box accounts. Some providers provide hosting services for web sites, but do not offer an email service. If you desire to open an email address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you need. You can open email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video clip, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of videos and a few hundred web page visitors, you may have a hard time with your hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to manage as many video clips as you want without bothering about system resources.
- Hosting: this is the solution that you need if you would like to run a site. To some degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and mail aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At THE SUN you can take a glance at shared hosting and dedicated server services that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in a single location. There may be limitations based on the kind of hosting service that you've selected - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared web hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting package may be better or worse compared with the standard email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are tailored for particular web content only.