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What Indeed are Shared Hosting Plans?

A shared hosting service entails keeping and/or sharing certain content on a web server run by a shared hosting vendor. There are various forms of hosting services used for various purposes, so let's take a glimpse at these. Thus, you can choose what you need, on the basis of whether you desire to set up a web site, mail addresses, or to share files with mates and associates.

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- File hosting: a service made available by certain vendors, which allows you to share immense files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archives, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you will either receive a randomly generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to explore a roster of all the files in a directory, but you will not be able to open .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free-of-charge file storage services are frequently supported by exhibiting ads by the download links, while a timer obliges you to await a particular amount of time to see them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you purchase a paid file storage plan, there are no limitations as to how many files you can upload/download at once, and also there is no restriction in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting firms, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more fashionable "cloud shared hosting". This is a thoroughly incorrect interpretation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting platform would allocate the load between autonomous bunches of web hosting servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to attending different shared hosting services (email, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, website hosting CP, and so on.) So, the file hosting service is only a brand of a data storage hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: akin to file hosting; specific corporations offer a hosting service for images only. This hosting brand is appropriate if you wish to share a vast number of pictures with comrades or partners since the service is usually free of charge. You will get a random link for every picture or album and you can subsequently share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for sites.

- E-mail hosting: a solution devoted to tackling your mailbox accounts. Some suppliers provide shared hosting services for web sites, but do not supply an email hosting service. If you want to run an email address with your domain but do not desire to possess a website, then the email shared hosting solution is what you need. You can set up e-mail box accounts and manage them, but there will be no hosting solution for the domain. The e-mail hosting service involves incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP e-mail servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video clips. You can either share a link to a certain video file, or you can embed the video clip in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of using this approach in lieu of uploading the video file in a web hosting account is that the video generates a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with several video clips and several hundred web site viewers, you may have difficulty with your shared hosting supplies. Embedding the video clip will enable you to own as many videos as you want without worrying about system supplies.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you need if you desire to own a site. To some degree, it embodies all of the abovementioned hosting categories since, along with your web pages, you can also host pics and files, you can run databases and e-mailbox accounts, upload video clips, and so on. At Bester Host you can take a glimpse at shared shared hosting and dedicated server solutions that enable you to have all of the aforesaid services in a single location. There may be limitations based on the form of shared hosting service that you've chosen - a free hosting account, a paid shared hosting package, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Based on that, your shared hosting plan may be better or worse in comparison with the ordinary email/file/video/image hosting plans that are purposed for particular content only.