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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Denote?

What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, only a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all clients, does not turn any given hosting service provider into a real cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few web hosting firms can really do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, email boxes, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than offering just remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or possibly an entire group of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting distributor:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS just demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will come up out of the blue.