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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, only a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story brief, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

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

The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can really make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving numerous domains, websites, email addresses, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing simply remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail related services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole collection of email servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

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



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS simply manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(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 limited just to a remote data storage solution, as lots of hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will spring up unexpectedly.