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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Denote?

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nevertheless, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not transform any particular hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of hosting vendors can really attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domains, web pages, mails, and so on, aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire array of mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting supplier:



If such a DNS is provided by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you observe a DNS like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will show up unexpectedly.