Types of hosting services
A hosting solution refers to storing and/or sharing specific web content on a server managed by a web hosting distributor. There are different forms of hosting services utilized for various aims, so let's survey them. In this way, you can choose what you need, based on whether you desire to create a website, email aliases, or to share files with mates and colleagues.
- File hosting: a solution offered by particular hosts, which enables you to share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts are frequently supported by showing adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a given amount of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.
At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud hosting". This is an entirely false interpretation of the literal denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud website hosting platform would divide the tasks at hand between independent bunches of web servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving various hosting services (electronic mail, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web site hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; given vendors provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is good if you would like to share an immense quantity of pictures with comrades or acquaintances since the service is commonly free. You will receive a randomly generated link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your email box accounts. Some providers provide web page hosting solutions for sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you want to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not desire to own a website, then the e-mail hosting service is what you want. You can create e-mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video generates a given amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and several hundred visitors, you may have a hard time with your web site hosting reserves. Embedding the video will enable you to manage as many video clips as you wish without worrying about system resources.
- Web hosting: this is the service that you require if you desire to possess a site. To a certain degree, it encompasses all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At NTC Hosting, for instance, you can view web hosting and dedicated web hosting services that permit you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the type of hosting solution that you've chosen - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting package may be better or worse compared with the typical email/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for specific web content exclusively.