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Cloud Web Hosting Explained

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Yet, only a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all users, does not transform any given web hosting provider into a genuine cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very scanty number of web hosting service providers can really do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving a lot of domains, web sites, e-mail accounts, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying only remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the electronic mail associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or perchance a whole bunch of mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you discern a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS simply illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined only to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple part of the whole 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 email cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear unexpectedly.