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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. Yet, just a few really know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story brief, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of service providers can actually do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domains, online portals, mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be devoted only to the mail related services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one single or possibly an entire pack of mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as numerous hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.