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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale short, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very small number of web hosting companies can really accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web sites, e-mail boxes, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing merely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or maybe an entire bunch of email servers, based on the total server load created. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS only indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of web hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will appear unexpectedly.

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