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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular hosting supplier into an authentic cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can really achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, websites, mailboxes, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing solely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole set of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting firm will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting distributor:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS only reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will turn up out of nowhere.


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