Forms of hosting solutions
A hosting solution suggests storing and/or sharing specific web content on a hosting server handled by a hosting supplier. There are various groups of hosting services used for various goals, so let's have a peek at them. In that way, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you wish to have a web page, mail aliases, or to share files with pals and partners.
- File hosting: a solution offered by some hosts, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole designation is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a table of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to see .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting services are often supported by showing adverts by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a given amount of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting retailers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud hosting". This is a totally false explanation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would assign the load between separate packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous hosting services (mail, web space, stats, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a brand of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific distributors provide a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting type is appropriate if you wish to share a big number of images with chums or acquaintances since the solution is commonly free of charge. You will receive a random link for every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.
- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your e-mail box accounts. Some firms offer web page hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you want to manage an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to run a website, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you require. You can create email mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video clips and a few hundred website viewers, you may have trouble with your web space hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to manage as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.
- Web page hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to possess a website. To a certain degree, it comprises all of the abovementioned hosting varieties since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, etc. At NTC Hosting, for example, you can explore web hosting and dedicated web hosting plans that enable you to have all of the aforementioned services in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your web space hosting package may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are planned for particular content solely.