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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Even so, only a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage device for all clients, does not convert any given service provider into an authentic cloud hosting company.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of service providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, sites, mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering only remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or possibly an entire array of e-mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting plans provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS simply displays that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as many hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will show up out of nowhere.