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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting phraseology. However, just a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale concise, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few hosting corporations can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domain names, online portals, email addresses, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying simply remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or possibly a whole stack of email servers, depending on the total load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' 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 true cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting provider:

If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a few brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will turn up unexpectedly.