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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. Yet, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of hosting distributors can actually attain it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, web sites, email mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these given assignments. There might be just one single or perhaps a whole bunch of mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting services provider will support numerous server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud hosting company:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS plainly displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will show up out of nowhere.