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Definition of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Still, only a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story brief, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting firm into an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of web hosting distributors can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, email accounts, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one or probably a whole collection of e-mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting vendor:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they merely offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the 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, possibly several new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface out of the blue.