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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. However, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story brief, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting companies dub the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of hosting suppliers can really make it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving countless domain names, web portals, electronic mail accounts, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering solely remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole pack of e-mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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 sites on different continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one below:

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

Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined simply to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a few new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will spring up out of the blue.