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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Still, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all users, does not transform any given hosting distributor into a real cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very small number of hosting providers can truly attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web pages, electronic mails, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying only remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perchance a whole collection of e-mail servers, depending on the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server merely reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as lots of web hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably several new clouds we presently are not informed about will turn up unexpectedly.