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Cloud Web Hosting Clarified

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can really make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domain names, web sites, emails, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or probably an entire stack of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting packages provider:

If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS just illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined simply to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of nowhere.