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What Does Shared Hosting Services Stand for?

A shared hosting solution pertains to depositing and/or sharing specific web content on a web server handled by a shared hosting company. There are various forms of hosting services used for various ends, so let's have a glance at these. In this way, you can pick what you need, based on whether you wish to build a website, e-mail accounts, or to share files with friends and acquaintances.

- File hosting: a solution furnished by given providers, which permits you to share bulky files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived documents, etc. This service is also known as file storage, and its only goal is to share files, since it does not offer website uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either receive an accidentally 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 view .html or .php web site files in your browser. Free file hosting packages often involve ads next to the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a certain span of time to perceive them. A single file can be downloaded with limited speed. If you buy a paid file storage account, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download immediately, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

These days, with the help of the cPanel hosting companies, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud shared hosting". This is an entirely improper explanation of the real denotation of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting platform would assign the workload between independent stacks of servers in a cluster, which are dedicated to serving different shared hosting services (mail, disk storage, statistics, DNS, databases, web hosting Control Panel, etc.) So, the file hosting service is merely a brand of a storage space hosting solution, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even near.

- Image hosting: similar to file hosting; certain distributors provide a hosting service for images only. This hosting kind is appropriate if you wish to share a big quantity of pics with buddies or partners since the solution is commonly free. You will get a random link for every pic or album and you can then share this link. As with the file storage solution, .html and .php files are not compatible, so the solution cannot be utilized for sites.

- Email hosting: a service dedicated to taking care of your mails. Some distributors offer shared hosting services for web pages, but do not supply an email service. If you would like to set up an email address with your domain but do not wish to have a website, then the e-mail shared hosting service is what you require. You can open mailbox accounts and administer them, but there will be no web service for the domain name. The e-mail hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this service enables you to upload and share video files. You can either share a link to a certain video clip, or you can embed the video file in your website that is hosted elsewhere. The advantage of availing of this approach instead of uploading the video clip in a web hosting account is that the video clip produces a particular amount of central processing unit load, so with a handful of video files and several hundred site visitors, you may have a hard time with your shared hosting reserves. Embedding the video will permit you to manage as many videos as you desire without worrying about system quotas.

- Shared hosting: this is the service that you need if you wish to run a website. To some degree, it embodies all of the aforesaid hosting groups since, along with your web sites, you can also host pics and files, you can keep databases and mail aliases, upload videos, and so on. At Magnolia Sweets Web Hosting you can explore shared shared hosting and dedicated server accounts that enable you to have all of the aforesaid services in one single location. There may be limitations based on the type of shared hosting service that you've selected - a free web hosting plan, a paid shared website hosting package, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting plan may be better or worse compared to the standard e-mail/file/video/image hosting accounts that are devised for specific web content only.