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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. Even so, just a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single file storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting provider into a real cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of hosting firms can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web pages, electronic mail addresses, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the email connected services. Executing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or possibly a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting provider will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting services provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a few brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will emerge out of nowhere.