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Cloud Website Hosting Defined

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, just a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story brief, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very small number of hosting corporations can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domains, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domains, web portals, mails, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering solely remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail related services. Performing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole stack of email servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote file storage service, as a lot of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they plainly furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a couple of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up unexpectedly.

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