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Shared Hosting Plans Explanation

A shared hosting solution is associated with keeping and/or sharing certain content on a hosting server handled by a shared hosting vendor. There are different groups of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's have a glimpse at these. In this way, you can choose what you need, based on whether you desire to create a site, mail aliases, or to share files with buddies and colleagues.

- File hosting: a service delivered by certain hosts, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole function is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a table of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting accounts are frequently supported by showing adverts beside the download links, while a timer compels you to await a given span of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage package, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limit with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud shared hosting". This is a completely incongruous explanation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting platform would distribute the load between different packs of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending different shared hosting services (mail, data storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; given firms provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting kind is suitable if you desire to share an enormous number of pictures with buddies or colleagues since the solution is generally free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for each and every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a service devoted to handling your mail addresses. Some distributors provide shared hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email service. If you want to set up a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to run a site, then the e-mail shared hosting service is what you need. You can set up mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a given video clip, or you can embed the video in your web page that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video file creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred website viewers, you may have a problem with your shared hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to operate as many videos as you wish without worrying about system quotas.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to run a web site. To a certain degree, it consists of all of the abovementioned hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video clips, etc. At Hosting PTC you can have a peek at shared shared hosting and dedicated server packages that permit you to get all of the abovementioned solutions in one location. There may be limitations depending on the kind of shared hosting service that you've picked - a free web hosting package, 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 common email/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for specific web content only.