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What are Shared Hosting Solutions?

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A shared hosting service concerns stashing and/or sharing given content on a hosting server administered by a shared hosting company. There are different categories of hosting services utilized for different aims, so let's explore these. In that way, you can determine what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to own a web page, email accounts, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by certain firms, which lets you share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a register 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 file storage accounts are often supported by exhibiting adverts by the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a particular interval of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you possess a paid file hosting account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud shared hosting". This is a completely awry explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting environment would allot the tasks at hand between individual sets of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various shared hosting services (email, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a type of a data storage hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain companies provide a hosting solution for images only. This hosting type is appropriate if you want to share a big amount of pics with buddies or colleagues since the solution is generally free of charge. You will obtain a random link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to managing your email accounts. Some corporations offer shared hosting services for web pages, but do not provide an email hosting solution. If you want to create an e-mail address with your domain name but do not want to keep a web site, then the e-mail shared hosting solution is what you want. You can set up e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred website visitors, you may have a hard time with your shared hosting resources. Embedding the video file will enable you to use as many video files as you want without worrying about system resources.

- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you would like to keep a web site. To a certain extent, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your sites, you can also host pictures and files, you can have databases and e-mail aliases, upload video clips, and so on. At you can examine shared shared hosting and dedicated server accounts that permit you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of shared hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting account, a paid shared website hosting account, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are intended for specific content only.

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