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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

What is cloud hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting provider into a real cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of web hosting service providers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domain names, sites, electronic mail addresses, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the email related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire cluster of email servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting supplier:

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as numerous hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge out of nowhere.