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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. However, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will first 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. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into an actual cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. Very few hosting providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, mails, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than providing simply remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or maybe a whole array of mail servers, depending on the total server load generated. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting services provider:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS simply displays that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server 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, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly 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 referred to as such, as they merely deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will surface unexpectedly.