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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Mean?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a few really know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all customers, does not transform any particular web hosting corporation into an authentic cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of hosting corporations can truly attain it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, sites, e-mail addresses, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire group of e-mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting accounts provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting solutions provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly offer file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very 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 merely one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not aware of will turn up unexpectedly.