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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting corporation into a real cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. Very few hosting vendors can really accomplish it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web pages, electronic mail aliases, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying simply remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be only one or probably an entire pack of email servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting company:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you discern a DNS like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered 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, perhaps several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will surface out of nowhere.