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What Actually is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Still, only a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web pages, e-mails, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one or maybe a whole array of email servers, determined by the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting vendor will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote file storage service, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up out of the blue.

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