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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, sites, e-mail aliases, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing simply remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or maybe an entire cluster of mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting accounts provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS only displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will surface out of nowhere.