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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale short, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage device for all users, does not turn any given web hosting service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of web hosting distributors can really do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, online portals, email addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying simply remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated only to the email associated services. Doing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or probably an entire group of e-mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting services provider will support multiple data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS just manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a few new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.