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What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, just a few really know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk 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, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web pages, email mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted just to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perhaps a whole pack of mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' 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 actual cloud website hosting vendor will support numerous data center sites on multiple continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS only demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they merely provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perchance a number of new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.

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