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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage tool for all users, does not turn any specific web hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very small number of hosting distributors can truly make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving many domain names, sites, mail accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering plainly remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the mail related services. Performing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one or perchance a whole bunch of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting vendor will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting distributor:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they merely deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a couple of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will emerge out of nowhere.