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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting firm into an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. Very few hosting vendors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web sites, email mailboxes, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the electronic mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or maybe an entire bundle of mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting distributor:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP 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 several new clouds we currently are not informed about will turn up out of nowhere.

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