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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. In spite of that, only a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any given web hosting service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of web hosting companies can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, web sites, electronic mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or possibly a whole collection of email servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting company will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting supplier:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very simple, 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 just one small segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web 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 foreseeable future, possibly several new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of nowhere.