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What Does Cloud Hosting Denote?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Still, just a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage tool for all users, does not convert any given hosting supplier into an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. Very few web hosting corporations can really achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, web sites, email aliases, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering merely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the mail related services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or probably an entire set of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting supplier:



If such a DNS is provided by your hosting packages 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 DNS such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS just reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous web hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily 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 ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found 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 near future, perchance several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear unexpectedly.