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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Yet, only a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all users, does not turn any given hosting supplier into an authentic cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting companies can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, websites, e-mailboxes, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than providing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or perchance a whole bunch of electronic mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting services provider will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting solutions provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your 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 spot a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a few new clouds we presently are not informed about will surface unexpectedly.