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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story short, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting companies can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, online portals, e-mails, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole assortment of mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting vendor:

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny constituent of the whole 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will come up out of the blue.