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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of hosting service providers can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web sites, mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one or perhaps a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting firm will support numerous data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server plainly manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not informed about will show up unexpectedly.