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What Does Shared Hosting Packages Denote?
A shared hosting service pertains to depositing and/or sharing certain content on a web server handled by a shared hosting provider. There are different classes of hosting services used for various aims, so let's study them. In that way, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you wish to own a site, email addresses, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution distributed by given vendors, which lets you share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its single objective is to share files, since it does not support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to see a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php web page files in your browser. Free-of-cost file hosting plans are often supported by displaying adverts by the download links, while a timer forces you to wait for a given spell of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you have a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.
At the moment, with the help of the cPanel hosting providers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more voguish "cloud shared hosting". This is a thoroughly incorrect interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting environment would divide the tasks at hand between individual groups of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various shared hosting services (mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a variety of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; some vendors offer a hosting service for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is good if you wish to share a big number of images with buddies or associates since the solution is typically free. You will receive a random link for each pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be utilized for sites.
- E-mail hosting: a service committed to handling your e-mailbox accounts. Some companies offer shared hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email solution. If you wish to get a mail address with your domain name but do not desire to possess a site, then the e-mail shared hosting solution is what you need. You can set up email 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 servers.
- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of availing of this method instead of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video produces a certain amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video clips and a few hundred web page viewers, you may have a problem with your shared hosting quotas. Embedding the video will enable you to operate as many video files as you desire without bothering about system reserves.
- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to have a site. To some extent, it comprises all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can create databases and e-mail address accounts, upload video clips, etc. At 1hosts you can explore shared shared hosting and dedicated server packages that enable you to have all of the aforementioned solutions in one single place. There may be restrictions based on the sort of shared hosting service that you've selected - a free hosting package, a paid shared web 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 routine e-mail/file/video/image hosting packages that are made for particular web content only.