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Cloud Website Hosting Explained

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale concise, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting service provider into an actual cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining constituents of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of service providers can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mails, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving countless domains, sites, electronic mail accounts, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing solely remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or maybe an entire pack of e-mail servers, depending on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting provider:



If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



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

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as lots of hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.

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