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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. However, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage appliance for all users, does not turn any particular hosting company into a real cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of web hosting vendors can truly attain it.

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

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web sites, email mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying only remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given assignments. There might be only one single or possibly an entire assortment of mail servers, depending on the overall load created. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server merely shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will turn up out of nowhere.

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