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Shared Hosting Packages Explained

A shared hosting service refers to depositing and/or sharing certain web content on a hosting server hosted by a shared hosting supplier. There are various kinds of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a glimpse at them. Doing so, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you'd like to run a web portal, mail aliases, or to share files with mates and associates.

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- File hosting: a solution supplied by given web hosts, which permits you to share big files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its sole purpose is to share files, since it does not offer web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to examine a record of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to load .html or .php website files in your browser. Free-of-cost file storage services are frequently supported by exhibiting ads next to the download links, while a timer compels you to wait for a specific span of time to observe them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file hosting package, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel web hosting merchants, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more stylish "cloud shared hosting". This is a completely amiss explanation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting system would allot the tasks at hand between different groups of web servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending various shared hosting services (electronic mail, web space, statistics, DNS, databases, Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting solution is only a sort of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting service for pictures only. This hosting type is good if you desire to share a big amount of pictures with comrades or colleagues since the solution is usually free of charge. You will receive a random link for each image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your mail aliases. Some distributors provide shared hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an e-mail solution. If you desire to create an email address with your domain but do not want to have a web site, then the email shared hosting service is what you need. You can set up electronic mail accounts and manage them, but there will be no web solution for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service permits you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a particular video clip, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of using this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video file generates a specific amount of central processing unit load, so with a bunch of video files and a few hundred website visitors, you may have difficulty with your shared hosting reserves. Embedding the video clip will enable you to possess as many videos as you want without bothering about system quotas.

- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you desire to run a site. To a certain extent, it contains all of the aforementioned hosting variants since, along with your websites, you can also host pictures and files, you can keep databases and electronic mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At CBRG Digital Hosting you can have a glimpse at shared shared hosting and dedicated server services that allow you to get all of the abovementioned services in a single place. There may be limits depending on the type of shared hosting service that you've settled on - a free web hosting account, a paid shared web hosting account, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting account may be better or worse juxtaposed to the standard email/file/video/image hosting plans that are intended for particular web content only.