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What Actually are Shared Hosting Services?

A shared hosting solution appertains to keeping and/or sharing particular content on a web server hosted by a shared hosting company. There are different varieties of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a peek at them. In that way, you can conclude what you need, based on whether you'd like to build a site, email box accounts, or to share files with mates and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution made available by various firms, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, 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 site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting services are frequently supported by displaying advertisements by the download links, while a timer obliges you to wait for a certain period of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file storage package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit when it comes to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the help of the cPanel web hosting vendors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud shared hosting". This is a totally twisted interpretation of the actual definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting platform would share the workload between individual bunches of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending miscellaneous shared hosting services (email, storage space, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting solution is only a brand of a disk storage hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given distributors offer a hosting service for images solely. This hosting brand is appropriate if you would like to share an immense amount of pics with chums or acquaintances since the service is generally free of charge. You will obtain a random link for each and every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the service cannot be utilized for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution devoted to handling your mailbox accounts. Some providers offer shared hosting services for sites, but do not supply an email solution. If you want to have an email address with your domain but do not want to own a web site, then the email shared hosting service is what you want. You can set up e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The email hosting solution involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service allows you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to some video file, or you can embed the video file in your web page that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video clip generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a few video files and several hundred web page viewers, you may have a problem with your shared hosting resources. Embedding the video will allow you to use as many videos as you wish without hassling about system reserves.

- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to keep a site. To some degree, it incorporates all of the aforementioned hosting groups since, along with your websites, you can also host pics and files, you can set up databases and emails, upload videos, etc. At CIS Hosting you can take a glance at shared shared hosting and dedicated server plans that allow you to have all of the abovementioned services in one location. There may be restrictions based on the form of shared hosting service that you've chosen - a free web hosting package, a paid shared hosting package, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting account may be better or worse compared to the usual e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are intended for specific web content only.