For subscribers who are new to web hosting related services, it is common to assume “Unlimited Storage” means – finally a place to store all my 10 years worth of images, videos, documents and files! Unfortunately, when using web hosting for online storage, they would soon learn that this is not the case and hopefully not getting their account closed in the process.
Web hosting services are intended to host websites and their related files and not as a storage or backup service. Using a web hosting account as an online archive storage space for files such as images and videos is usually prohibited by a web host.
Fortunately, they are solutions for business owners faced with such predicament. For example, you can take advantage of free 3rd party video hosting platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. With a bit of know how, one can then easily link the videos to their websites.
3rd Party Online Storage Services
Depending on your usage and requirements, there are many great choices when it comes to online storage services. Moreover, it is actually much more cost effective to store all your documents, images, videos and non-website related files using these type of services.
Below are some of the top choices among business owners:
|Online Storage Service||Free storage||Paid storage|
|Google Drive||15GB||100GB RM8.99/month|
While we have only listed three, a quick search in the Internet will return various results that include reviews and comparisons. Register an account with one that offers free storage to try it out today!
We hope you now have a better understanding regarding using web hosting for online storage. At TSB Web Consulting, we offer solutions that meet your business needs. Whether you are an entrepreneur or SME, we have suitable web hosting solutions for your company. Contact us today for a quotation!