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Varieties of hosting solutions

A hosting service entails storing and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server administered by a hosting distributor. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for different purposes, so let's study these. In this way, you can determine what you need, based on whether you desire to have a web portal, mail address accounts, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by various providers, which allows you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only aim is to share files, since it does not offer web page uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view an index of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans are frequently supported by displaying ads next to the download links, while a timer compels you to await a given period of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud hosting". This is a thoroughly untrue interpretation of the actual denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud website hosting environment would distribute the workload between separate groups of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous web site hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a kind of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific vendors offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting brand is suitable if you wish to share a great amount of pics with buddies or partners since the solution is typically free of cost. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to tackling your mails. Some firms offer webspace hosting solutions for web pages, but do not provide an email service. If you desire to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to have a web site, then the e-mail hosting solution is what you want. You can set up mail address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domains. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP 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 web site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video clip brings about a specific amount of CPU load, so with a few video files and several hundred viewers, you may have trouble with your web site hosting resources. Embedding the video will enable you to operate as many video files as you want to without bothering about system reserves.

- Web hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to keep a web site. To some extent, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and e-mail accounts, upload videos, and so on. At NTC Hosting, for example, you can examine web hosting and dedicated server hosting plans that allow you to have all of the aforementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions based on the kind of hosting solution that you've settled on - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a VPS or a dedicated server. Based on that, your hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the normal e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are intended for particular web content only.