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How Do Shared Hosting Packages Work?

A shared hosting service applies to hoarding and/or sharing specific web content on a web hosting server handled by a shared hosting supplier. There are various categories of hosting services utilized for different goals, so let's take a glance at them. In that way, you can determine what you want, depending on whether you wish to create a blog, e-mailbox accounts, or to share files with mates and partners.

- File hosting: a service distributed by various companies, which allows you to share large files. These could be disk images, motion pictures, 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 support web site uploading. The moment the files are uploaded, you will either get a randomly created download link for each of them, or you will be able to read a list of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to see .html or .php web page files in your web browser. Free-of-cost file storage packages often involve ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular spell of time to see them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you purchase a paid file storage account, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download straight away, and also there is no limit in regard to the download speed or the file size.

At the moment, with the assistance of the cPanel hosting distributors, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud shared hosting". This is a thoroughly unsuitable interpretation of the real meaning of "cloud hosting". An actual cloud shared hosting platform would share the load between autonomous stacks of hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different shared hosting services (electronic mail, disk storage, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a sort of a disk space hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific corporations provide a hosting solution for pictures solely. This hosting kind is good if you want to share a large number of pictures with chums or acquaintances since the solution is generally free of cost. You will receive a random link for each picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution dedicated to managing your mail accounts. Some corporations provide shared hosting services for web pages, but do not offer an e-mail service. If you want to launch an e-mail address with your domain but do not want to run a web site, then the e-mail shared hosting solution is what you require. You can create email box accounts and administer them, but there will be no hosting service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting service includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted somewhere else. The benefit of utilizing this method instead of uploading the video in a web hosting account is that the video creates a particular amount of CPU load, so with several video clips and a few hundred viewers, you may have a hard time with your shared hosting resources. Embedding the video clip will allow you to keep as many video clips as you desire without worrying about system quotas.

- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you want to have a web site. To a certain degree, it contains all of the aforesaid hosting categories since, along with your sites, you can also host images and files, you can have databases and e-mail aliases, upload videos, and so on. At Crozland Hosting you can have a glimpse at shared shared hosting and dedicated server solutions that permit you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single place. There may be limitations depending on the type of shared hosting service that you've opted for - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared web hosting package, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting account may be better or worse in comparison with the customary e-mail/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for particular web content only.