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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting lingo. However, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one file storage device for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting company into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domains, sites, e-mailboxes, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing solely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole group of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes 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 true cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting company:

If such a DNS is provided by your web 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 DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear out of the blue.