What are Web Hosting Solutions?
A web hosting solution implies storing and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server hosted by a web hosting provider. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's have a glimpse at these. Doing so, you can elect what you want, depending on whether you'd like to launch a web page, e-mailbox accounts, or to share files with mates and associates.
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- File hosting: a solution offered by various providers, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived files, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage accounts frequently include advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a specific span of time to view them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud web hosting". This is a completely amiss interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud web hosting environment would allocate the load between autonomous packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various web hosting services (mail, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud web hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some vendors provide a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting type is suitable if you want to share a great number of pics with comrades or associates since the solution is generally free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.
- Email hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your e-mail box accounts. Some providers offer web hosting services for sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you would like to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to have a website, then the email web hosting solution is what you require. You can create email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video clips and several hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your web hosting supplies. Embedding the video file will enable you to run as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system supplies.
- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to possess a web site. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and mails, upload videos, etc. At YTS Host you can take a glance at shared web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that enable you to have all of the aforesaid services in one place. There may be limits depending on the kind of web hosting service that you've selected - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your web hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the routine email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for particular web content only.