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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. However, just a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale brief, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one single data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can truly attain it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, websites, email accounts, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the email connected services. Executing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be only one or possibly an entire set of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting vendor will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS simply exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote file storage solution, as multiple hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a few brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of the blue.

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