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Cloud Website Hosting Unveiled

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Still, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting corporation into a real cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very small number of hosting service providers can truly achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving multiple domains, websites, mailbox aliases, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than offering only remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or possibly an entire bunch of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:



If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as many web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web 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 upcoming future, perhaps several brand new clouds we currently don't know about will come up out of the blue.