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What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting lingo. However, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. Very few service providers can really make it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web portals, mails, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing only remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted only to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or perhaps a whole assortment of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting vendor:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS plainly demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as many web hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a number of new clouds we currently are not aware of will come up out of nowhere.

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