Groups of hosting solutions
A hosting service is related to hoarding and/or sharing given content on a web hosting server handled by a hosting supplier. There are various classes of hosting services utilized for various ends, so let's take a glance at them. Doing so, you can determine what you want, on the basis of whether you wish to launch a blog, email box accounts, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a service delivered by various companies, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage packages often include ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain interval of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.
These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud hosting". This is a totally untrue interpretation of the actual connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting system would allot the load between separate bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending various web page hosting services (email, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is only a type of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some corporations offer a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting type is appropriate if you wish to share a huge number of pics with comrades or acquaintances since the service is commonly free of charge. You will get a random link for each and every image or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for web sites.
- Email hosting: a service dedicated to tackling your e-mails. Some suppliers offer web page hosting services for websites, but do not offer an e-mail solution. If you want to keep an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to keep a web site, then the email hosting solution is what you need. You can set up electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The email hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file creates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will permit you to manage as many video files as you wish without hassling about system resources.
- Web site hosting: this is the service that you require if you want to have a web site. To a certain extent, it includes all of the aforementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can create databases and e-mail accounts, upload video files, and so on. At NTC Hosting, for instance, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated hosting plans that allow you to have all of the abovementioned solutions in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the kind of hosting solution that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting account, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your site hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for specific content exclusively.