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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Still, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story succinct, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage device for all customers, does not turn any given hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of web hosting companies can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, sites, electronic mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the mail related services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or probably an entire stack of email servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous server farm locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting services provider:

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS merely exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as a lot of web hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will spring up unexpectedly.

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