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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. Even so, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story short, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domain names, sites, email mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing just remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or perchance an entire assortment of email servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS just manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one small component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot 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 File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps several new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.