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Definition of Cloud Website Hosting

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any given hosting company into an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting corporations can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, websites, email mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying just remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted solely to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or maybe an entire bunch of mail servers, depending on the total server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting services provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting vendor:

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as multiple hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up out of nowhere.

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