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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Yet, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale concise, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any given hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of web hosting suppliers can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, mailbox aliases, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be only one or perchance a whole collection of mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' 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 actual cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as multiple hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed 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 simply one tiny fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.