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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Stand for?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, only a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story short, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage device for all clients, does not transform any specific provider into a real cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting distributors can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domains, web pages, email boxes, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering solely remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire bunch of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting packages provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will emerge out of the blue.