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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Even so, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage device for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting company into a real cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can really attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, web pages, mail aliases, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying plainly remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the electronic mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or perhaps a whole bundle of e-mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

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

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting solutions provider, 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 like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel 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 new clouds we presently are not aware of will show up out of nowhere.