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What Indeed is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any given service provider into an actual cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of hosting companies can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving a lot of domains, web portals, email mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than offering simply remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail related services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire array of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a DNS like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they merely offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a few brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.

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