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How Shared Hosting Packages Work
A shared hosting solution refers to depositing and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server hosted by a shared hosting company. There are various forms of hosting services used for different aims, so let's review these. Thus, you can pick what you need, depending on whether you wish to set up a blog, mail addresses, or to share files with chums and colleagues.
- File hosting: a service supplied by some vendors, which enables you to share large files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only designation is to share files, since it does not support website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get an accidentally created download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to view .html or .php website files in your browser. Free file hosting solutions frequently involve ads beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain span of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file hosting plan, there are no limits 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 web hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud shared hosting". This is a totally imprecise interpretation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting system would allocate the tasks at hand between autonomous hosts of hosting servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different shared hosting services (electronic mail, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is simply a variety of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even near.
- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given firms offer a hosting solution for pictures only. This hosting type is suitable if you desire to share a large amount of pics with pals or associates since the service is usually 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 hosting solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.
- Email hosting: a solution committed to administering your email box accounts. Some vendors provide shared hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting solution. If you wish to possess an email address with your domain but do not desire to run a web site, then the email shared hosting service is what you want. You can create electronic mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.
- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to some video, or you can embed the video in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of utilizing this approach in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip creates a specific amount of CPU load, so with several videos and several hundred web page visitors, you may have difficulty with your shared hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to possess as many videos as you want without bothering about system resources.
- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you require if you desire to own a site. To some degree, it encompasses all of the aforementioned hosting varieties since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can create databases and e-mail accounts, upload videos, and so on. At 123MegaHost you can explore shared shared hosting and dedicated server services that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the form of shared hosting service that you've selected - a free web hosting package, a paid shared website hosting package, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting plan may be better or worse juxtaposed to the standard email/file/video/image hosting accounts that are made for particular web content only.