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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. Still, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single file storage device for all users, does not turn any particular web hosting corporation into an actual cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, web portals, e-mail addresses, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the mail related services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or perchance a whole bunch of email servers, depending on the total server load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting supplier will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud hosting supplier:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you notice a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS only displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote data storage solution, as lots of hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot 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 File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up unexpectedly.