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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale concise, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting provider into a genuine cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web 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 hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very small number of hosting suppliers can actually do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domains, websites, electronic mails, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the email associated services. Doing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one or maybe an entire group of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting vendor:



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you discern a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited just to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they merely supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a couple of new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge unexpectedly.