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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Still, just a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, websites, email box accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail related services. Doing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or maybe an entire bunch of mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a few new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear out of the blue.