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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting phraseology. Still, just a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting provider into an actual cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of web hosting distributors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, mail addresses, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one single or probably an entire group of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting distributor will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited only to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web 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 not too distant future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface out of nowhere.