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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. However, only a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting corporations can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, online portals, email accounts, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering only remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the electronic mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one single or probably a whole cluster of electronic mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting firm will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting distributor:



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a DNS such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, probably several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of nowhere.