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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting lingo. Even so, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not transform any given hosting distributor into a real cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very small number of hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web pages, e-mail addresses, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or perchance an entire bunch of email servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting services provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting supplier:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a couple of new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up unexpectedly.