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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one single data storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of hosting suppliers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web sites, email accounts, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than providing plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the email linked services. Performing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or perchance a whole stack of e-mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as lots of hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a couple of new clouds we presently are not familiar with will emerge unexpectedly.