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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, just a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of web hosting suppliers can actually achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, online portals, mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire bundle of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting company will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.

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



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a DNS like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(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 limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.

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