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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. Still, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any given hosting service provider into a genuine cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of hosting corporations can truly make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, email boxes, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or perchance an entire set of mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous server farm locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting distributor:



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS just indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear out of nowhere.

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