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Definition of Shared Hosting Plans
A shared hosting service is related to saving and/or sharing certain content on a server hosted by a shared hosting supplier. There are different varieties of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's have a glimpse at them. Thus, you can choose what you want, depending on whether you wish to build a site, e-mail address accounts, or to share files with buddies and acquaintances.
- File hosting: a solution made available by certain providers, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole aim is to share files, since it does not offer site uploading. Once 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 be unable to view .html or .php web files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file hosting plans frequently include adverts next to the download links, while a timer forces you to await a specific stretch of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no limitation as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.
Nowadays, with the help of the cPanel hosting wholesalers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modish "cloud shared hosting". This is a completely imprecise interpretation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting system would split the workload between independent bunches of hosting servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving various shared hosting services (email, disk space, statistics, DNS, databases, website hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a sort of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.
- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; some vendors offer a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting type is appropriate if you wish to share a great number of pics with mates or partners since the solution is usually free of charge. You will receive a random link for every pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for websites.
- E-mail hosting: a service dedicated to tackling your e-mail addresses. Some companies offer shared hosting services for sites, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you would like to have an email address with your domain but do not wish to possess a web site, then the e-mail shared hosting service is what you need. You can set up e-mail accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain. The e-mail hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP servers.
- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video in your site that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video clip in a hosting account is that the video creates a certain amount of CPU load, so with several video clips and a few hundred site visitors, you may have trouble with your shared hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to administer as many videos as you wish without hassling about system quotas.
- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to own a site. To a certain degree, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web sites, you can also host images and files, you can set up databases and email mailbox accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Pratico Host you can have a peek at shared shared hosting and dedicated hosting plans that enable you to get all of the aforementioned services in one single place. There may be restrictions depending on the sort of shared hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared web hosting account, a VPS hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting package may be better or worse in comparison with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting plans that are made for particular content only.