Classes of hosting solutions
A hosting solution means saving and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server administered by a hosting supplier. There are various forms of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's have a glance at these. Doing so, you can choose what you want, based on whether you wish to establish a blog, email accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service supplied by particular firms, which lets you share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated 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 be unable to load .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file storage solutions often involve adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a certain spell of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is a totally distorted interpretation of the literal connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting system would split the workload between different bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous web hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a brand of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific corporations offer a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting variant is good if you wish to share a large amount of pictures with buddies or partners since the service is mostly free. You will get a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to handling your email accounts. Some corporations provide hosting solutions for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to have an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to own a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you need. You can create email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file generates a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of videos and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will permit you to possess as many videos as you wish without hassling about system supplies.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you require if you wish to have a website. To some extent, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and email mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At NTC Hosting, for instance, you can take a glimpse at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting services that permit you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in a single place. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting solution that you've picked - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are designed for specific web content exclusively.