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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. However, just a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of web hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving many domains, online portals, e-mail accounts, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than offering plainly remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or maybe an entire bunch of e-mail servers, depending on the total server load generated. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting vendor:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined simply to a remote disk storage solution, as many web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered 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, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge out of nowhere.