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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. In spite of that, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one disk storage tool for all clients, does not turn any particular web hosting service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web 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 pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of web hosting service providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web pages, electronic mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing merely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one or probably a whole pack of mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting accounts provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up out of the blue.