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Cloud Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. However, just a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting firm into a genuine cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few hosting suppliers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, online portals, electronic mail aliases, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one or possibly a whole bundle of e-mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting solutions provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, 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 confined simply to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not aware of will come up unexpectedly.