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What Exactly are Shared Web Hosting Services?

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A shared web hosting solution means stockpiling and/or sharing given content on a web server hosted by a shared web hosting supplier. There are various varieties of hosting services used for various ends, so let's take a look at them. Doing so, you can pick what you want, based on whether you desire to build a site, mail aliases, or to share files with comrades and associates.

- File hosting: a service supplied by certain firms, which lets you share immense files. These could be disk images, movies, audio files, archived documents, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its only objective is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web site files in your web browser. Free file storage services are often supported by exhibiting adverts beside the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain span of time to view them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you own a paid file hosting package, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction as far as the download speed and the file size are concerned.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel web hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud shared web hosting". This is a completely distorted explanation of the real connotation of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared web hosting environment would divide the workload between independent groups of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to attending miscellaneous shared web hosting services (email, storage space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a type of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud shared web hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; given firms provide a hosting solution for images solely. This hosting variant is appropriate if you wish to share a great amount of images with mates or acquaintances since the solution is typically free of charge. You will obtain a randomly generated link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be utilized for web pages.

- E-mail hosting: a solution committed to taking care of your e-mails. Some distributors provide shared web hosting services for websites, but do not offer an email solution. If you wish to keep an email address with your domain but do not want to have a site, then the email shared web hosting service is what you require. You can create mailbox accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The advantage of using this approach instead of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video file creates a given amount of CPU load, so with a bunch of video files and several hundred viewers, you may have difficulty with your shared web hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will enable you to have as many videos as you wish without hassling about system resources.

- Shared web hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to run a site. To a certain extent, it encompasses all of the aforesaid hosting forms since, along with your websites, you can also host images and files, you can keep databases and e-mail box accounts, upload video files, etc. At Planet Concourse Hosting you can have a glance at shared shared web hosting and dedicated server web hosting solutions that permit you to get all of the abovementioned services in one single location. There may be restrictions depending on the kind of shared web hosting service that you've opted for - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared web hosting plan, a VPS web hosting or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared web hosting plan may be better or worse compared with the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are created for particular web content only.

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