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Cloud Web Hosting Definition

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Even so, only a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of web hosting corporations can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving countless domains, websites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing merely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire assortment of e-mail servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting provider:



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a DNS like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted just to a remote disk storage solution, as many web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a number of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will come up unexpectedly.