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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting phraseology. However, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. Very few web hosting vendors can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, mailbox aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying only remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the e-mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one or probably an entire set of mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting vendor:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS plainly indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage service, as multiple service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one small segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.

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