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Forms of hosting solutions

A hosting solution is related to stockpiling and/or sharing certain web content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting company. There are various classes of hosting services used for different aims, so let's have a look at these. Doing so, you can determine what you need, depending on whether you desire to own a web site, mail address accounts, or to share files with friends and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service made available by particular vendors, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts often involve advertisements by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a given spell of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you get a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions 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.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud hosting". This is a completely twisted explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting platform would allot the tasks at hand between different stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a brand of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; specific distributors provide a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting variant is appropriate if you desire to share an immense quantity of images with comrades or associates since the service is commonly free of cost. 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 solution cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to handling your mailbox accounts. Some companies provide web site hosting solutions for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you desire to run an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a website, then the email hosting solution is what you require. You can open e-mail address accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a particular video, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video produces a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with several videos and several hundred web site visitors, you may have difficulty with your web page hosting quotas. Embedding the video will allow you to manage as many videos as you want without bothering about system supplies.

- Web hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to possess a web site. To a certain extent, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and emails, upload video files, etc. At NTC Hosting, for instance, you can take a peek at web hosting and dedicated web server hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be limitations depending on the form of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your website hosting package may be better or worse compared to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are planned for particular content only.