Hosting Solutions Clarified
A hosting solution pertains to stashing and/or sharing certain content on a hosting server hosted by a hosting company. There are different categories of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's study these. Doing so, you can decide what you want, based on whether you'd like to run a web site, mail addresses, or to share files with pals and colleagues.
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- File hosting: a solution furnished by various hosts, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free file hosting solutions are often supported by showing advertisements next to the download links, while a timer makes you await a given interval of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud hosting". This is an entirely awry interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud hosting system would allot the tasks at hand between separate hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various hosting services (email, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some vendors provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting brand is good if you would like to share an immense amount of pics with buddies or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web pages.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your e-mail aliases. Some firms provide hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an email service. If you want to get a mail address with your domain name but do not wish to run a site, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can set up email box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain name. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits 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 utilizing this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and a few hundred website visitors, you may have trouble with your hosting supplies. Embedding the video will allow you to own as many video files as you want without hassling about system supplies.
- Hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to have a web site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the aforesaid hosting brands since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and e-mail aliases, upload video files, etc. At Ceros Host you can take a glimpse at shared hosting and dedicated package solutions that enable you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one place. There may be limitations based on the sort of hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting account may be better or worse compared to the ordinary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are meant for particular web content only.