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What In Fact is Cloud Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. Nonetheless, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale concise, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few hosting firms can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, websites, mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering merely remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire array of mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting company will support numerous datacenter sites on different continents.

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



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS plainly demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote data storage service, as a lot of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a few new clouds we presently are not familiar with will emerge out of nowhere.