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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Yet, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any given hosting firm into an actual cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of hosting providers can actually make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domain names, websites, email boxes, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email connected services. Doing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or maybe a whole pack of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center sites on different continents.

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

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server simply illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited just to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they merely offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web 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 only one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will spring up unexpectedly.