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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. Yet, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very meager number of web hosting corporations can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, web pages, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the email connected services. Performing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or perchance an entire bunch of e-mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier will support multiple datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS plainly exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote file storage solution, as many web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.

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