Groups of hosting solutions
A hosting solution concerns stashing and/or sharing certain content on a server handled by a website hosting provider. There are different categories of hosting services used for different goals, so let's explore these. Doing so, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you desire to set up a website, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution furnished by certain web hosts, which allows you to share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only purpose is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services often involve ads beside the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular interval of time to view them. A single 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 at once, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.
Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a completely incongruous explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would divide the tasks at hand between different groups of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various website hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web space hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific firms offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting variant is good if you would like to share a big amount of images with buddies or acquaintances since the service is typically free. You will get a random link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be used for websites.
- Email hosting: a solution committed to handling your mail addresses. Some companies provide site hosting services for sites, but do not provide an e-mail solution. If you desire to manage an email address with your domain name but do not want to have a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of videos and a few hundred web site visitors, you may have a problem with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video file will permit you to keep as many videos as you wish without bothering about system supplies.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to run a website. To a certain extent, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video files, etc. At SupremeCenterHost, for instance, you can take a look at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be limits depending on the sort of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting plans that are intended for specific content exclusively.