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Cloud Website Hosting Definition

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. In spite of that, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale brief, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting company into an actual cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few web hosting companies can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, online portals, mails, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than providing just remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole group of e-mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting vendor:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:

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

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one small constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear unexpectedly.

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