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A shared hosting service concerns saving and/or sharing certain content on a web server administered by a shared hosting vendor. There are different groups of hosting services used for different aims, so let's take a glimpse at them. Thus, you can choose what you need, depending on whether you'd like to run a web portal, email accounts, or to share files with chums and colleagues.

- File hosting: a solution supplied by given hosts, which permits you to share enormous files. These could be disk images, films, audio files, archived files, and so on. This solution is also known as file storage, and its single designation is to share files, since it does not support web page uploading. As soon as the files are uploaded, you will either obtain an accidentally generated download link for each of them, or you will be able to survey an inventory of all the files in a directory, but you will be unable to view .html or .php website files in your web browser. Free file storage plans often involve advertisements beside the download links, while a timer makes you wait for a specific period of time to perceive them. A given file can be downloaded with restricted speed. If you run a paid file storage plan, there are no restrictions as to how many files you can upload/download right away, and also there is no limitation in regard to the download speed or the file size.

Now, with the help of the cPanel web hosting suppliers, "file hosting" is being renamed to the more modern "cloud shared hosting". This is a thoroughly incongruous interpretation of the real definition of "cloud hosting". A real cloud shared hosting environment would divide the load between independent sets of servers in a cluster, which are committed to attending miscellaneous shared hosting services (mail, disk space, stats, DNS, databases, web hosting CP, etc.) So, the file hosting service is just a sort of a storage space hosting service, not a cloud shared hosting one. It's not even close.

- Image hosting: comparable with file hosting; given suppliers offer a hosting service for images exclusively. This hosting type is suitable if you wish to share an enormous number of images with buddies or associates since the solution is usually free. You will get a random link for every picture or album and you can then share this link. As with the file hosting service, .html and .php files are not supported, so the solution cannot be used for websites.

- Email hosting: a solution dedicated to taking care of your mail accounts. Some providers provide shared hosting services for websites, but do not supply an e-mail hosting service. If you desire to get an email address with your domain name but do not want to run a website, then the e-mail shared hosting service is what you need. You can set up email address accounts and administer them, but there will be no web solution for the domain. The email hosting solution includes incoming POP/IMAP and outgoing SMTP email servers.

- Video hosting: this solution permits you to upload and share videos. You can either share a link to a given video, or you can embed the video file in your web site that is hosted elsewhere. The benefit of availing of this method in lieu of uploading the video file in a hosting account is that the video generates a specific amount of CPU load, so with a couple of video files and a few hundred website viewers, you may have a problem with your shared hosting quotas. Embedding the video file will permit you to own as many video files as you want without bothering about system reserves.

- Shared hosting: this is the solution that you need if you want to have a web site. To a certain degree, it embodies all of the aforementioned hosting sorts since, along with your web pages, you can also host pictures and files, you can run databases and mailbox accounts, upload video files, and so on. At Socalwebs Domains and Hosting you can view shared shared hosting and dedicated server services that enable you to have all of the abovementioned services in one place. There may be restrictions based on the form of shared hosting service that you've picked - a free hosting plan, a paid shared web hosting plan, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server. Depending on that, your shared hosting package may be better or worse compared with the conventional email/file/video/image hosting plans that are planned for specific web content only.

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