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Cloud Website Hosting Defined

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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Even so, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any specific service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domain names, online portals, electronic mail addresses, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing simply remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or probably a whole group of e-mail servers, based on the total load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

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

If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited simply to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot 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 email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will spring up unexpectedly.

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