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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Represent?

What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Even so, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given hosting supplier into an authentic cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of web hosting providers can really make it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire pack of email servers, based on the total server load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting services provider:



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will surface out of nowhere.