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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Yet, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting provider into a real cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very meager number of web hosting companies can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, web sites, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than offering just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire assortment of mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting firm will support numerous data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting solutions provider:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined only to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear out of nowhere.