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What Indeed is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. Still, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one file storage device for all customers, does not transform any given web hosting firm into an authentic cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of web hosting corporations can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web portals, mail accounts, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying solely remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one or probably an entire stack of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting packages provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a bunch of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up out of the blue.

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