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What are Shared Hosting Solutions?

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A shared hosting service is related to saving and/or sharing certain web content on a server managed by a shared hosting supplier. There are various groups of hosting services utilized for different ends, so let's review them. In that way, you can decide what you need, on the basis of whether you'd like to establish a web site, mail address accounts, or to share files with pals and associates.

- File hosting: a service distributed by given companies, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole goal is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting plans are frequently supported by showing advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular spell of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no limitations 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.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more trendy "cloud shared hosting". This is a totally inapt explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting system would apportion the load between different hosts of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous shared hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a sort of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain corporations provide a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting brand is appropriate if you want to share a huge number of images with pals or associates since the service is mostly free. You will obtain a random link for each and every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to taking care of your e-mailbox accounts. Some companies offer shared hosting services for websites, but do not offer an email hosting solution. If you wish to set up an e-mail address with your domain but do not desire to possess a site, then the email shared hosting solution is what you require. You can create mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web service for the domain. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video file generates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a few videos and several hundred site visitors, you may have a problem with your shared hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will enable you to manage as many video clips as you wish without bothering about system supplies.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to own a site. To some degree, it includes all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and mail address accounts, upload video files, and so on. At you can see shared shared hosting and dedicated server plans that enable you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the form of shared hosting service that you've opted for - a free hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the standard email/file/video/image hosting packages that are designed for particular web content only.

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