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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting distributor into an actual cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting providers can truly attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, sites, e-mail accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole pack of e-mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting solutions 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 hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you notice a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered 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 email cloud and... in the near future, possibly a few new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge unexpectedly.

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