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Cloud Hosting Explained

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Even so, only a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting distributor into a real cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors dub the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very small number of web hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, online portals, mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire stack of email servers, based on the total load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting vendor will support multiple server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting distributor:

If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server merely manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote data storage solution, as lots of hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a number of new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of the blue.