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What are Shared Hosting Services?

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A shared hosting service is associated with stockpiling and/or sharing given web content on a hosting server handled by a shared hosting supplier. There are different kinds of hosting services utilized for various purposes, so let's take a peek at them. Thus, you can pick what you want, based on whether you'd like to create a web site, email aliases, or to share files with chums and associates.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by various providers, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single aim is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to view a register of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free file hosting services are frequently supported by showing advertisements next to the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a certain period of time to observe them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you have 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 present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud shared hosting". This is an entirely incorrect interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting platform would share the load between autonomous stacks of servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various shared hosting services (email, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is merely a kind of a disk storage hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; certain distributors offer a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting variant is good if you want to share a big quantity of pics with buddies or associates since the solution is commonly free of cost. You will receive a randomly generated link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

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

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of utilizing this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a handful of video files and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have a problem with your shared hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to use as many video clips as you want to without worrying about system resources.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you need if you wish to own a web site. To a certain degree, it incorporates all of the abovementioned hosting kinds since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and email box accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Sindibad Host you can take a peek at shared shared hosting and dedicated server accounts that allow you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in one location. There may be restrictions based on the sort of shared hosting service that you've settled on - a free 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 compared to the regular e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are purposed for specific content only.

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