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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which comprises one data storage appliance for all users, does not transform any given web hosting supplier into an actual cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of hosting distributors can really accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, electronic mail accounts, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering simply remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one or probably an entire pack of email servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting company will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting supplier:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found 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 email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a few brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.

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