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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any particular hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very meager number of web hosting service providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web sites, electronic mail addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or possibly a whole group of email servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting supplier:



If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS just demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted just to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the 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 several new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up out of the blue.

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