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Description of Shared Hosting Services

A shared hosting service pertains to stashing and/or sharing specific content on a hosting server handled by a shared hosting provider. There are different sorts of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's examine these. In that way, you can elect what you need, depending on whether you wish to create a web page, email accounts, or to share files with mates and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution provided by certain web hosts, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support site uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to open .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file hosting plans are frequently supported by exhibiting advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain interval of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you buy a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud shared hosting". This is a completely inappropriate interpretation of the actual meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting platform would share the workload between autonomous packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving miscellaneous shared hosting services (email, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a sort of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some distributors offer a hosting service for pictures solely. This hosting type is good if you want to share a large number of pics with friends or partners since the solution is typically free. You will get a randomly generated link for each and every pic 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 web sites.

- Email hosting: a service devoted to managing your email aliases. Some providers provide shared hosting services for web sites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you want to own an e-mail address with your domain name but do not wish to possess a website, then the e-mail shared hosting solution is what you want. You can set up electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video file, or you can embed the video file in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video produces a given amount of CPU load, so with a few video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your shared hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will allow you to administer as many video files as you wish without hassling about system quotas.

- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to own a web site. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and mail addresses, upload video clips, and so on. At VerdeHost.com you can have a peek at shared shared hosting and dedicated server services that enable you to get all of the aforesaid solutions in one single location. There may be limits based on the kind of shared hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting package, a paid shared website hosting package, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the common email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are conceived for particular content only.