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Description of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of web hosting firms can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web sites, email box accounts, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying only remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one or possibly a whole bundle of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS merely illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will spring up out of nowhere.