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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, only a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very meager number of hosting companies can really achieve it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domain names, websites, electronic mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering solely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or perchance an entire cluster of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting vendor will support multiple server farm facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted only to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will surface unexpectedly.