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What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Yet, just a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale brief, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single data storage device for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting company into a real cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very small number of web hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, e-mail boxes, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire assortment of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' 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 corporation will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

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

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of new clouds we presently are not aware of will spring up out of the blue.