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Cloud Website Hosting Clarified

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Yet, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all customers, does not transform any given hosting vendor into a real cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of hosting firms can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, web portals, e-mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one single or maybe an entire assortment of mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting firm will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider:

If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS only reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small segment of the entire 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 Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.