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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Yet, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale short, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one single disk storage device for all users, does not transform any given provider into an authentic cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very meager number of hosting service providers can really make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving numerous domains, websites, e-mails, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing solely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire group of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting plans provider will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting company:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited simply to a remote file storage service, as lots of hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe several new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.