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What are Shared Hosting Services?

A shared hosting solution is connected with saving and/or sharing certain content on a server hosted by a shared hosting company. There are various types of hosting services used for different goals, so let's have a glimpse at these. Thus, you can choose what you want, on the basis of whether you desire to set up a weblog, emails, or to share files with chums and acquaintances.

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- File hosting: a solution provided by particular vendors, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, audio files, archives, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its sole 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 roll of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file hosting plans are frequently supported by displaying ads next to the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a certain span of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you get a paid file hosting account, there are no limits as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud shared hosting". This is an entirely incorrect explanation of the literal definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting platform would allot the workload between individual sets of servers in a cluster, which are committed to serving different shared hosting services (email, data storage, statistics, DNS, databases, hosting Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is merely a variety of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: resembling file hosting; specific firms provide a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting variant is appropriate if you desire to share an enormous number of pics with friends or acquaintances since the service is commonly free of charge. You will get a randomly generated link for each pic or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the service cannot be used for sites.

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

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video clips and several hundred viewers, you may have a problem with your shared hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to utilize as many video clips as you want to without bothering about system quotas.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you require if you wish to own a site. To a certain extent, it contains all of the abovementioned hosting types since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and email address accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Sequerah you can see shared shared hosting and dedicated server services that allow you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single place. There may be limitations based on the type of shared hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting plan, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for particular content only.