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Cloud Website Hosting Defined

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage tool for all clients, does not convert any given hosting corporation into an authentic cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few web hosting distributors can truly do it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, sites, email mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing simply remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the email linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or possibly a whole array of mail servers, depending on the total load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote disk storage solution, as many web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a couple of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will turn up unexpectedly.