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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale concise, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting supplier into a real cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting corporations can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domains, online portals, email boxes, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or probably an entire collection of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting plans provider will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

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

If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited solely to a remote file storage solution, as plenty of hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.

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