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What are Shared Hosting Plans?

A shared hosting service pertains to saving and/or sharing certain content on a web hosting server handled by a shared hosting distributor. There are various groups of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's explore them. Doing so, you can conclude what you need, depending on whether you'd like to create a site, e-mail accounts, or to share files with chums and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution offered by various vendors, which permits you to share huge files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, and so on. This service is also known as file storage, and its only function is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either obtain a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a record of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to load .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage plans frequently include advertisements by the download links, while a timer forces you to await a particular span of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you run a paid file hosting plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download instantly, and also there is no restriction with regard to the download speed or the file size.

At present, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting traders, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more faddish "cloud shared hosting". This is a totally unsuitable interpretation of the literal meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting system would share the load between autonomous packs of web servers in a cluster, which are devoted to serving different shared hosting services (mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, Control Panel, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is just a kind of a disk space hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: close to file hosting; given providers provide a hosting solution for pictures exclusively. This hosting kind is suitable if you would like to share an immense amount of images with friends or acquaintances since the service is mostly free of cost. You will get a random link for each and every image or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for web pages.

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

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a specific video, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a hosting account is that the video produces a particular amount of CPU load, so with several video files and a few hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your shared hosting quotas. Embedding the video clip will permit you to manage as many videos as you would like without hassling about system supplies.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to have a web site. To some degree, it includes all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can have databases and electronic mail accounts, upload videos, etc. At Steele Design Studio limited you can have a glance at shared shared hosting and dedicated server plans that permit you to have all of the aforesaid solutions in a single place. There may be restrictions based on the type of shared hosting service that you've opted for - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared hosting account, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting package may be better or worse compared to the typical email/file/video/image hosting plans that are devised for particular content only.