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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Even so, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story short, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any particular web hosting corporation into an authentic cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of web hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, sites, e-mail box accounts, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) must be devoted solely to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one single or maybe a whole group of mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS merely displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they simply distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance several new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up unexpectedly.