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Cloud Website Hosting Defined

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one data storage tool for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting supplier into an actual cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very meager number of hosting distributors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, sites, e-mail aliases, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing just remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire array of email servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting accounts provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS simply manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up unexpectedly.