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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, 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 File Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all users, does not convert any specific hosting service provider into an actual cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can actually do it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web pages, mail aliases, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing solely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the email connected services. Executing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or maybe a whole assortment of email servers, based on the total load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple data center locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS just manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe 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, a single physical server copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks 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, because it's only one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a number of new clouds we presently are not aware of will come up unexpectedly.