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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Yet, only a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story short, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting provider into a real cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting distributors can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, online portals, mails, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying merely remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the e-mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire pack of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting distributor:

If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface out of nowhere.