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Description of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, just a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single data storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific service provider into an actual cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, online portals, e-mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or possibly a whole collection of email servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting vendor:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge out of the blue.