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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. However, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all users, does not convert any specific hosting vendor into a genuine cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated only to the email linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given assignments. There might be only one single or maybe an entire array of mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider:



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS just reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as many service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.