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What Indeed are Shared Hosting Solutions?

A shared hosting service implies stashing and/or sharing certain content on a server handled by a shared hosting vendor. There are different varieties of hosting services utilized for various goals, so let's study them. Doing so, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you'd like to build a weblog, e-mail aliases, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution made available by some providers, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single goal is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage accounts are frequently supported by exhibiting ads beside the download links, while a timer compels you to await a given amount of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

Nowadays, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud shared hosting". This is a thoroughly incorrect explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting environment would divide the load between different hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various shared hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain providers offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting variant is appropriate if you want to share a great number of images with pals or associates since the solution is usually free of cost. You will obtain a random link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for web sites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to handling your e-mail accounts. Some corporations provide shared hosting services for websites, but do not provide an e-mail hosting solution. If you would like to launch an email address with your domain name but do not want to own a site, then the e-mail shared hosting service is what you need. You can open email mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a specific video clip, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of videos and a few hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your shared hosting resources. Embedding the video file will allow you to administer as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system resources.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to run a website. To some extent, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting kinds since, along with your web pages, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and mailbox accounts, upload videos, and so on. At Hostiser you can take a peek at shared shared hosting and dedicated server plans that allow you to get all of the aforementioned solutions in one location. There may be limitations depending on the sort of shared hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting account, a paid shared website hosting package, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting package may be better or worse compared with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are intended for specific content only.