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Cloud Website Hosting Clarified

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Still, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting firm into a genuine cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web pages, email addresses, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing merely remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be just one single or maybe a whole bunch of mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting distributor will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting company:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment 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 platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly several brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.