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Cloud Hosting Revealed

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. Nonetheless, just a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story brief, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of service providers can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domains, online portals, electronic mails, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying plainly remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or possibly a whole pack of mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you discern a DNS like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a couple of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up out of the blue.