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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few service providers can actually achieve it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domain names, web sites, e-mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing just remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or probably an entire set of email servers, based on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting packages provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you see a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up out of nowhere.

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