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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Yet, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale concise, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage device for all users, does not transform any specific hosting distributor into an actual cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. Very few web hosting suppliers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web sites, email mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering solely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one or perhaps an entire collection of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting firm will support multiple data center sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a DNS such as the one beneath:

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

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined only to a remote file storage service, as lots of web hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly several new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up out of nowhere.