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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Even so, only a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story concise, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, sites, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one or maybe a whole cluster of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting distributor will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting distributor:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly displays that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will surface unexpectedly.