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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale brief, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting provider into a real cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domain names, online portals, e-mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire assortment of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

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



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a DNS such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS only manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up out of the blue.