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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Yet, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage tool for all customers, does not turn any given hosting provider into an actual cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of hosting vendors can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, web portals, e-mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be just one or probably a whole cluster of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting plans provider will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage service, as lots of web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently don't know about will turn up out of nowhere.


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