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Cloud Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Yet, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one single data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting company into an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of hosting distributors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving many domain names, websites, e-mailboxes, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the e-mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or possibly a whole collection of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting supplier:



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



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

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage service, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud 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 foreseeable future, maybe several new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up unexpectedly.