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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. Still, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage device for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting supplier into an actual cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very meager number of web hosting companies can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web portals, electronic mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole bundle of mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

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



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS only shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as many web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up out of nowhere.