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Cloud Website Hosting Clarified

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. However, only a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one data storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given provider into a genuine cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domains, websites, email box accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing solely remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail related services. Performing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or maybe a whole pack of email servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting vendor will support numerous data center sites on multiple continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:



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. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as many web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a number of new clouds we currently are not informed about will surface unexpectedly.

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