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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Yet, just a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale concise, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting vendor into a real cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, web pages, mail addresses, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than offering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or probably a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting plans provider will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting packages provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one small fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will emerge out of the blue.


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