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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Stand for?

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. However, just a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any given web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very meager number of web hosting corporations can truly achieve it.

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

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, e-mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering solely remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the email related services. Doing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or possibly an entire bunch of e-mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting provider will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting vendor:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform 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 web hosting platform. This kind of DNS plainly indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote file storage service, as many service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a few new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up out of nowhere.

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