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Explanation of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting firm into a real cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web portals, email boxes, and so on, aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the mail connected services. Doing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or possibly a whole assortment of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting services provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited only to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a bunch of new clouds we presently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.


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