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What Actually is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Even so, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one data storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting distributor into an authentic cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can truly attain it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, online portals, e-mail accounts, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering just remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or maybe an entire pack of email servers, based on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting plans provider will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a DNS such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted just to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.

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