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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Even so, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all clients, does not transform any given hosting distributor into an actual cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of service providers can really make it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving many domains, websites, electronic mail addresses, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying simply remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the email linked services. Performing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or perhaps a whole stack of email servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting distributor will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting accounts provider:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined just to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a bunch of new clouds we currently are not aware of will appear out of nowhere.


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